Welcome! I’m a coral reef ecologist, and the Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar at Duke University’s Marine Lab. My research focuses on coral reef metapopulations and refugia, including mesophotic coral reefs, and how these ecosystems may bolster the resilience of coral reefs in an uncertain future. My lab is interested in how metapopulations of animals and plants avoid extinction through population connectivity, or the exchange of individuals or larvae between sub-populations.

I received my doctorate in 2013 from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Center for Marine and Environmental Studies from 2013-2016.



This site is always under construction! Please look around, and check out my Curriculum Vitae for more information regarding my research, teaching and work experience.