In Dr. Eirin-Lopez's Environmental Epigenetics lab, my dissertation research focuses on coral responses to environmental stress. I am particularly interested in coral environmental memory, including the molecular underpinnings and applications to restoration.
While in the Marshall Islands, I assisted in coral reef surveys of remote atolls to support the national conservation plan. I also assisted the local Marine Resource Authority with standardized survey protocols, data management strategies , and data analysis training.
The majority of my previous research focused on the Caribbean lionfish invasion. For my undergraduate thesis, I investigated the possibility of biotic resistance against invasive lionfish. For my M.S. research, I quantified the impacts of invasive lionfish on coral reef fish across the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in Belize.