I obtained my graduate degree at the University of British Columbia. For my graduate work, I studied the effects of propagule pressure on marine invasive species in intertidal communities. But more generally, I am interested in how marine ecosystems are transformed by the indirect effects of human disturbance. Introduction of invasive species is only one of the many indirect pressure we can have towards the ecosystem
Climate change has become one of the premiere possible indirect effects that we are imposing on global ecosystems. As a lab technician for the Helmuth lab, I manage multiple projects that focuses on how ecosystem engineers in the intertidal are effected by the potential impact of climate change.