2150 Koyukuk Drive
245 O'Neill Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
B.S. Marine Science and Biology
Influence of warming oceanic water on the thermotolerance of two Arctic teleosts
My first research experience was in high school where I conducted two research projects related to the nutrient and temperature curves of Thalassiosira pseudonana with Drs. Elena Litchman and Daniel O'Donnell. This research eventually led to a publication. I went on to receive my B.S. from the University of Miami in marine science and biology with minors in chemistry and mathematics. I had an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) looking at the toxicity of Heterosigma akashiwo at the University of Delaware. Additionally, I was awarded the Hollings Scholarship which resulted in an internship at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Panama City Beach, Florida, with Dr. John Carlson looking at the feeding ecology of silky shark. I was an intern in Dr. Neil Hammerschlag's Shark Lab, and my senior thesis focused on optimizing methods for measuring shark leukocytes. I'm now currently in Dr. Trent Sutton's lab as a part of the Nearshore Fish Monitoring Program.
Rapid thermal adaptation in a marine diatom reveals constraints and trade‐offs. Global Change Biology 24(10): 4554–4565. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14360, C.R. .
To work at a government or state aquatic biology program
- Molecular biology
- Animal care
I am a member of the Beaufort Sea Nearshore Fish Monitoring Program, which has been quantifying and qualifying the nearshore fish assemblage in this region since 1981. With this project, my thesis will focus on the thermotolerance of broad whitefish and arctic cisco by exposing the fish to a thermal ramping rate until their critical thermal maximum is met, whereupon I will quantify and compare their HSP70 concentrations.
Current research projects
- Beaufort Nearshore Fish Monitoring Program
- Arctic Lamprey eDNA project
Awards / Honors
- EPSCoR Fire and Ice Student Seed Grant, awarded to students whose research projects further the work of the Fire and Ice program, 2019
- NOAA Hollings Scholarship, awarded to assist undergraduates whose research aligns with NOAA principles, 2017
- NSF REU Internship
- NOAA Hollings Internship
- University of Miami Shark Research Lab