EDUCATION

Ph.D. Stanford University, Biology (2012)

Advisor: Tadashi Fukami

M.A. San Francisco State University, Biology (2004)

Advisor: Ralph J. Larson

B.A. Univ. of California at Santa Cruz, Marine Biology with Honors (1999)

Advisor: Giacomo Bernardi

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor of Biology, Dept. of Biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo (2016-present)

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Field Biology, Dept. of Biology, University of San Francisco (2015-2016)

Lecturer, Dept. of Biology, Stanford University (2014-15)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University (2013-2014)

HHMI Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Biology, Stanford University (2012)

Adjunct Instructor, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon  (2012)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences Certificate of Mentoring Excellence (2014)

Stanford University, Dept. of Biology Norman K. Wessells Teaching Award (2011)

Stanford University, Dept. of Biology Teaching Excellence Award (2011)

National Science Foundation GK-12 Teaching Fellowship Award (2006-2008)

Santa Cruz County Science Fair Teacher of the Year (2005)

San Francisco State University, Nelson Fellowship Award for Academic Excellence (2002) 

San Francisco State University, Graduate Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence (2001)

University of California, Santa Cruz, Thesis Honors (1998)

 

SELECTED SEMINAR INVITATIONS

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program, September (2016)

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Department of Biology, April (2016)

University of San Francisco, Department of Biology, March (2016)

University of San Francisco, Department of Biology, June (2015)

University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, January (2015)

University of Oregon, Dept. of Biology, January (2015)

UC San Diego, Division of Biological Sciences, January (2015)

Stanford University, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, March (2014)

San Francisco State UniversityDepartment of Biology, February (2014)

Sonoma State University, Department of Biology, February (2014)

University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, August (2012)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Depts. of Botany and Zoology, April (2012)

San Francisco State University, Department of Biology, November (2011)

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Smithsonian Global Genome Initiative Seed Grant (2016)

Stanford University HHMI Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (2012)

Stanford University Department of Biology Travel Grant (2011)

Stanford University VPUE SCORE Grant (2010)

Myers Marine Biology and Oceanographic Trust Grant (2010)

UH Manoa EECB Research Grant (2007)

UH Manoa Dai Ho Chun Travel Fellowship (2007)

National Science Foundation GK12 Fellowship (2006)

San Francisco State University, College of Science and Engineering Grant (2002)

San Francisco State University, Nelson Fellowship Award Grant (2002)

Myers Marine Biology and Oceanographic Trust Fund Grant (2002)