Patrick received his BA from Carleton College and PhD from the University of Alaska Southeast. His PhD research focused on using genetic tools to better understand ecological processes that shape population structure. From traditional population genetics to quantitative genetics, he has a broad interest in applying genetic methods to help inform fisheries management. He came to the genetics program at Auke Bay Lab in 2023 after completing a postdoc exploring spatiotemporal trends in chum salmon bycatch. He now leads the genetic stock composition analysis of salmon caught in the groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. As a strong supporter of open and reproducible science, he enjoys building useful tools to help people create, analyze, and visualize data.