My research interests include the effects of climate variations on marine populations, how seabirds interact with their oceanic environment, any and all aspects of penguin biology, and conservation of seabirds. I have studied marine animals as diverse as zooplankton, fish larvae, and seabirds, the common thread being long (20-50 year) records of populations. At the University of Washington, I work with Dr. Dee Boersma analyzing a 30+ year dataset on Magellanic penguins.
I received my Ph.D. in oceanography in 2001 from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where I was an EPA STAR (Science To Achieve Results) graduate fellow. I conducted research at the South Korean National Fisheries Research and Development Institute under an NSF International Fellowship.