Curriculum vitae

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EDUCATION
Ph.D., Duke University, Marine Science and Conservation, May 2015
M.S., Florida International University, Biological Sciences, 2008
B.A., Oberlin College, Biology, Studio Art, 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Faculty, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University (2017-present)
Director, Rachel Carson Scholars Program, Duke University (2017-present) Congressional Affairs Fellow, NOAA (2015-2016)
Cooperating Scientist, Kona Integrated Ecosystem Assessment, Hawaii (2013)      Lead Researcher, Bull Shark Habitat Use Project, NC (2009-2013)
Visual Observer, Pilot Whale Diving Behavior Program, NC (2010-2011)
Visual Observer, Multi-scale Interdisciplinary Study of Humpbacks and Prey, Antarctica (2010)
Research Biologist, Humpback Foraging Ecology Program, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (2009)                                                                          Research Biologist, Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project, Australia (2007-2008)
Research Biologist, Florida Long-term Ecological Research Network Project, Florida (2007-2008)                                                                                                Research Biologist, Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey, The Bahamas (2005-2006)                                                                                                                              Visiting Scientist, The Odyssey, Ocean Alliance, The Bahamas (2005)        Contract Scientist, Office of Naval Research’s Marine Mammal Monitoring Project, The Bahamas (2005)                                                                                    Research Assistant, Marlborough Sounds Dolphin Project, New Zealand (2004) Visiting Research Assistant, Indian River Lagoon Bottlenose Dolphin Health Assessment, Florida (2004)                                                                                        Senior Biology Research Student, Oberlin College, Ohio (2003-2004)            Research Assistant, Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida (2003)
Intern, South Florida Water Management District, Florida (2002)

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND RECOGNITION
Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist (2016-2017)                                    Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (2015-2016)                      NMFS-Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship (2012-2015)
Amy R. Samuels Cetacean Behavior & Conservation Award, Animal Behavior Society (2012)
PADI Foundation Grant (2011)
Duke Graduate School Dissertation Travel Award (2011)
Ramus Fund Endowment (2010-2012)                                                                  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2005-2008)
National Geographic Society Young Explorers Grant (declined) (2008)
National Geographic Animal-Borne Imaging Symposium Scholarship (2007)
Judith Evans Parker Scholarship (2006)                                                              Seaspace Scholarship (2005)
August Busch Tuition Scholarship (2004)
Dry Tortugas Research Conference Travel Scholarship (2005)
John F. Oberlin Honor Scholarship (2000-2004)
Norman H. Write Prize in Biology (2004)
Budington Scholarship for Marine Biology (2002, 2004)
Mary MacKenzie Lincoln Scholarship for Marine Biology (2003-2004)                    Mote Marine Laboratory Academic Scholarship for Summer Study (2003)
Jason Chicoine Memorial Prize in Biology (2003)
Leo S. Millar Prize for Marine Biology (2002)

Collecting seagrass in Shark Bay