- B.S Biology – Salisbury University, 2009
- B.S. Environmental Science – University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2009
- September 2018 – Present: Curator of the Milford Microalgal Culture Collection
- June 2009 – Sept 2018: Faculty Research Assistant, UMCES Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery
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As a Faculty Research Assistant for the Horn Point Oyster Hatchery in Cambridge, MD, I learned about all parts of a shellfish hatchery from spawning to setting oysters. The main component of my work was algal culture, and I was the head algologist for four years before joining NOAA’s Milford Laboratory as an Algologist and Curator of the Milford Microalgal Collection in 2018.