My broad research interests are coral reef biology, ecology, and conservation. My current research focuses on environmental epigenetics in corals and connections to restoration. My previous research focused on Caribbean lionfish invasion.
I am passionate about teaching and utilizing active learning strategies in the classroom. I am also interested in curriculum development. While working at the College of the Marshall Islands, I developed a 30-credit Certificate in Marine Science.
I enjoy working with local communities through marine science outreach, as well as communicating science through social media and other communication outlets. I also strive to incorporate local capacity development in my collaborative research projects.