Angela received a B.A. in Marine Affairs in 2011 followed by a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs in 2016 from the University of Rhode Island. During her time at URI, Angela joined the Social Sciences Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center as a research assistant in 2010. Her master’s work focused on commercial fishermen’s job satisfaction, resilience and perceived ability to adapt to management changes in New England fishing ports.
Angela works closely with Dr. Lisa Colburn as a fishery Social Scientist contractor and has recently been involved in the national effort to develop quantitative indicators of fishing community vulnerability and resilience to changing fishery management and climate conditions. She also worked on the socio-economic survey of hired captains and crew to gain more information about the experience of crew in New England and Mid-Atlantic commercial fisheries. Angela has also been involved in research on Northeast fishing community climate vulnerability. Post Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey, she assisted in rapid assessments on impacts to the commercial and recreational fishing industries and worked on a one-year follow-up study of the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York and New Jersey fishing industries.