Nathalie is passionate about fishery monitoring, research, and program development that supports conservation and restoration. She received a B.S. in Biology magna cum laude with a minor in Visual Art in 2015 from Saint Peter’s University and her M.S. in Biogeochemistry in 2019 from UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology.
Prior to her current work as a groundfish electronic monitor, she has previously conducted monitoring research on the following topics: cryptic invertebrates on Hawaiian reef substrates conducted at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, microscopic foraminifera shells at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology, cross sections of lobster spermatophores at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and white shark identification at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
She is equally as passionate about science communication and loves to combine science with art to create educational infographics and develop fun and educational science courses. She has previously worked as an Aquarium Educator at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Science Instructor at Mad Science of San Diego, and Science Teacher at JCC summer camp.