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I work in marine resource management by blending ecological principles with mathematical modeling. I am interested in being a part of innovative conservation strategies for fishery management. I am currently employed with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Center.
I completed my master's degree at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at University of Washington, and am working on my PhD research in the same department beginning.
For my PhD project, I am toward a multi-species management strategy evaluation for California forage fish fisheries. My current research includes developing a machine learning model for predicting market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) abundance.
My masters research developed an age-size-structured fishery assessment method, and applied it to Alaskan populations, focusing on Eastern Bering Sea Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi), Pribilof Island Blue King Crab (Paralithodes platypus), and Eastern Bering Sea Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus).
My previous work includes responses of California market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) to changes in the California Current Ecosystem.