I received my master's of science in the Spring of 2003 from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and my PhD from Duke University in 2008. Currently, I am working at NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Monterey, CA. My research interests span oceanography, fisheries ecology to climate change modeling, specifically examining species-habitat relationships in the ocean, predator-prey dynamics, and climate projections on marine top predator biodiversity. My publications have addressed a range of topics from fine-scale foraging ecology of top predators, dynamic ocean management of protected species, to modeling the effects of climate change on top predator habitat and biodiversity.