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Preferred Pronouns

she/her/hers

Undergraduate Institution

UC Santa Cruz

Organization

UC Santa Cruz

Position

Student

Current Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Hometown

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Energy and Climate
  • Oceans and Marine Conservation
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Water Quality or Watershed Management
  • Wildlife, Ornithology, Endangered or Threatened Species

Strengths

  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Strategic

I'm a senior studying marine biology at UC Santa Cruz. I'm interested in marine conservation and research and hope to work at the intersections of conservation planning, research, and communication. I plan to attend graduate school for marine biology and hope to conduct research on coral reef ecosystems. I'm currently working on a senior thesis on elephant seal habitat distributions using analysis of drone images. I also work as a Carbon Neutrality Fellow and communicate with students about renewable energy and climate action goals as part of my position. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, swimming, and exploring new places.