I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Rhode Island in the Putnam Lab studying the potential for rapid acclimatiztion of reef-building corals to environmental change. I use scleractinian corals as my model organism to determine how parental history (e.g. bleaching events) influences offspring performance. I am integrating physiological, epigenetic, and transcriptomic tools to investigate the mechanisms involved. In the current technological age, I believe that reproducible workflows are important in producing rigorous, transparent, and collaborative science. All of my projects and workflows can be found on below and on Github.
Biological and Environmental Sciences Department, Evolutionary and Marine Biology SpecializationSeptember 2017 - Present
June 2014 - Present
Department of Environmental Sciences, Minor in BiologySeptember 2011 - April 2016