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As Interim Director of Hatchery Operations, I oversee all microalgae and oyster seed production at Mook Sea Farm, supervising a team of eight. As Director of Research & Development, I focus on improving hatchery and farm production by increasing resiliency to environmental change. This role also includes facilitating communication between the shellfish aquaculture industry and academic scientists, federal and state agencies, and others. I achieve this by serving in regional groups such as the Northeast Coastal Acidification Network and the Maine eDNA External Advisory Committee, as well as by serving on Federal Program Review Committees, and by facilitating academic research at MSF. I reach out beyond MSF to other shellfish growers and hatcheries to encourage collaboration and gain perspective on industry research needs.

EDUCATION

2007 - 2013 

PhD, Biological Oceanography

Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program 

Woods Hole, Massachusetts 

2002 - 2006

BS, Biochemistry

Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

POSITIONS

2013 - 2016

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Ocean Biogeochemistry & Climate Change

East Boothbay, Maine

2014 - 2015

Appointee

State of Maine's Ocean Acidification Study Commission

Augusta, Maine

2013

Postdoctoral Investigator

Woods Hole Oceangraphic Institution

Biological Oceanography

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

2016 - Present

Director of Research and Development

Mook Sea Farm

Walpole, Maine

2016 - Present

Adjunct Scientist

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

East Boothbay, Maine

2013 - 2021

Guest Investigator

Woods Hole Oceangraphic Institution

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

2015 - 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor

Bowdoin College

Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science

Brunswick, Maine

2022 - Present

Interim Director of Hatchery Operations

Mook Sea Farm

Walpole, ME

2020 - Present

Adjunct Faculty

School of Marine Science

University of Maine

Orono, Maine