Masters Candidate
University of Washington
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Bachelor of Science
Universtiy of Washington
Oceanography, Chemical, 3.52

Honors & Awards

Invited speaker and winner of the Student Spotlight Competition, Aquaculture 2019 in New Orleans, March 7-11, 2019.
Best graduate student presentation, 72nd Annual Shellfish Conference in Blaine, WA, Pacific Coast Section of NSA, September 18-20, 2018.
Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW, Australia) May 2018, National Science Foundation
Australia–Americas PhD Research Internship Program April 2018, Australia Academy of Science
College of the Environment Student Travel Award, November 2017, University of Washington
Hall Conservation Genetics Research Award March 2017, University of Washington College of the Environment
Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship (Declined) March 2017, The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Division of Invertebrate Zoology
Melbourne R. Carriker Student Research Grant March 2017, National Shellfish Association
NSA Student Travel Award January 2017, National Shellfish Association
Fellow, Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), April 2016, National Science Foundation

Membership, Certificates, and Positions

Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, member since 2016
National Shellfish Association, recruits co-chair and member since 2017
World Aquaculture Society, member since 2017
United States Aquaculture Society, social media subcommittee and member since 2017
UW Shellfish Club, Vice-President since 2017
PADI Open Water, 2015-present
UW Scientific Diver in-training


Earth Echo International: STEM Career Close-Up, March 2016
Earth Echo International: Shell Shocked, March 2016
Geoduck as indicators of environmental change
Poster, NSA Annual Meeting in Knoxville, March 2017
Presentation, PCSGA Conference in Welches OR, September 2017

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A bit about me

As a Univeristy of Washington alumna with a B.S. in Chemical Oceanography, I am very pleased to return to the UW to pursue a Masters at SAFS as an NSF Graduate Fellow. In the years between I began my career at SustainableWorks, an ARRA-funded energy efficiency program in Seattle working to reduce residential energy consumption, then with the Seattle-based consulting firm Ross Strategic on a spectrum of environmental projects such as flood mitigation, Puget Sound salmon recovery, air quality on tribal lands, the EPA Exchange Network, etc. I then joined the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, a non-profit using boots-on-the-ground tactics to restore the native Olympia oyster & Pinto abalone in Puget Sound, where I gained valuable experience in hatchery techniques and a curiosity in shellfish restoration and research. Additionally, dual interests in scientific education/outreach and Ocean Acifidification led to volunteering with the Seattle Aquarium, the Ocean Inquiry Project, WA Sea Grant, and Earth Echo. In joining the Roberts Lab I seek to perform applied research to provide useful knowledge for shellfish aquaculture and restoration communities, with the express interest of maintaining affordable, delicious shellfish on our tables and shorelines.