Updated June 2015

Abbreviated CV


2010 - 2016      Ph.D. Biological Oceanography
Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Biological Oceanography, Cambridge/Woods Hole
Thesis: Defining the ecological and physiological traits of phytoplankton across marine ecosystems [Download Thesis]
Advisor: Dr. Sonya Dyhrman
2006 - 2010      B.A., Biological Sciences with Honors (minor in Mathematics) cum laude
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Honors thesis: Phylogenetic analysis of the diversity of photosynthetic picoeukaryotic phytoplankton in the Monterey Bay using rDNA clone libraries

Research Experience

2016 - present      Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lab for Data Intensive Biology under the guidance of Dr. Titus Brown
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
2016      Postdoctoral Research Scientist under the guidance of Dr. Sonya Dyhrman
Lamont Dohert Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY
2010 - 2016      Graduate Student under the guidance of Dr. Sonya Dyhrman
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
2008 - 2010      Undergraduate Researcher under the guidance of Dr. Alexandra Worden
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA
2009      Intern Coordinator for the MBARI internship program under Dr. George Matsumoto
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA

Selected Awards and Fellowships

2014      Ocean Life Institute (OLI) Fellowship
2011      National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
2011      National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (declined)
2010      MIT Presidential Fellowship
2010       Lucy Allen Branch Prize in Natural History
2010      Jane Harris Schneider Prize in Sculpture

Teaching Experience

2015 - present    Certified Instructor for Software Carpentry
Prepared to teach Unix Shell, Git, and Python.
2014    Teaching Assistant for graduate-level Biological Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Woods Hole, MA
Conducted recitation sections, wrote and graded tests, problem sets, and daily assignments, and advised professors on student performance.
2009    Guest Lecturer for Biological Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, Woods Hole, MA
Designed and presented lecture on application of molecular techniques to biological oceanography.
2009    Writing Tutor in the Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Worked one-on-one with students during writing process. Helped design the Science Writing Tutor program.
2009    Math Tutor and Grader for Number Theory, Mathematics Department, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Graded problem sets and held office hours for Number Theory.

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