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RESEARCH INTERESTS
Diatoms and the “biological pump”, particle export from the surface ocean, phytoplankton physiology, molecular mechanisms of biomineralization, evolution of phytoplankton physiological responses, gene phylogenies, environmental genetics, particle and cell imaging methods.

EDUCATION
2012    PhD, Oceanography, University of Washington; Advisor: E. Virginia Armbrust
Dissertation Title: Environmentally induced changes to the diatom cell wall and the implications of these changes on biogeochemical cycles

2008    M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington; Advisor: E.Virginia Armbrust
Presentation and Paper Title: Chitin in diatoms and its association with the cell wall.

2004    B.S, Biology and Oceanography, University of Washington; Magna cum laudae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015-present     Research Faculty, Moss Landing Marine Labs
2012-2015          Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2014-2015          Our Radioactive Ocean coordinator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2013                    Science filmmaker for the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence
2005-2012         Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington
2004                   Research Intern, EAWAG, Switzerland
2003-2004        Undergraduate Researcher, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
2003                   Research Apprentice, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington,
2002-2003       Undergraduate Researcher, University of Washington, Botany

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