I am currently a PhD student in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, advised by Dr. Steve Gaines, studying marine ecology, the intersection between ecology and economics, ecosystem services, and sustainable fisheries management. My research interests include the trade of aquarium fish, the effects of biodiversity and species interactions on ecosystem services, community-based fisheries management, and the management of multiple uses in marine systems. Prior to starting graduate school, I received a BS in Marine Biology from Brown University and worked at the University of North Carolina-CH’s Institute of Marine Science, with the Sustainable Fisheries Group at UCSB and as a SCUBA instructor. My previous projects range from fisheries management in Indonesia and predator-prey interactions in the Galápagos Marine Reserve to the international wildlife trade and the success of oyster reef restoration. At the Bren School, I have served as an external adviser to two Master’s group projects: one on reforming the coral reef wildlife trade (2011-2012) and the other on bioeconomic analysis of offshore aquaculture in Mexico (2010-2011). I am concurrently pursuing a MA in Economics at UC Santa Barbara working with Dr. Christopher Costello.