I am a 3rd year PhD Candidate at Stanford University under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Palumbi, based at Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey, CA.
I am generally interested in better understanding how cnidarians (e.g. corals, sea anemones, and jellyfish) are able to function under normal and high stress conditions. Currently, I am primarily using genomics, genetics, and physiology techniques and applications to study climate change resilience in coral reefs. My current research focus is on not just identifying, but also challenging, what makes "strong" corals by studying both coral thermal resistance and recovery.