I am currently an Adjunct Instructor and Education Research Assistant in the Department of Biology at Portland State University and a Career Mentor and Enrichment Lead for BUILD EXITO. I earned a Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation from Duke University, a M.S. in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida. I am passionate about broadening participation in higher education, and enjoy helping to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities and women and STEM fields.