I am trans, I am the curator of a public aquarium, and my focus is coral reef research and conservation.//
I am a transwoman and am the Curator of a public aquarium. My research and conservation focuses are coral reefs, coral restoration, and coral reproduction. More than anything else, I love the fieldwork and teaching others techniques on how to help corals by reproducing them sexually with field collected gametes. I have been lucky enough to work in some awesome places around the world and have gotten to work with some amazing scientists and fellow public aquarium Biologists. More personally, I have a beautiful daughter who just got her Biology degree, and I could not be prouder. I would not change any of it for the world. In my free time I love camping, hiking with my dogs, and fossil hunting then trying to figure out what the fossils are.