Ph.D. Research Assistant
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
149 Cheatham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24060-0321
Fisheries management, aquatic ecology, predator-prey interactions
Thesis project: Post-hooking mortality of blue catfish caught by jug fishing.
M.S. Natural Resource Ecology & Management – Fisheries Option, 2012. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
B.S. Biology, 2009 (summa cum laude, Departmental Honors). Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Research Assistant, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (2012 – present).
Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2010 – 2012).
Laboratory Teaching Assistant (Mammalogy), Department of Biology, Christopher Newport University (2008 – 2009).
Field Technician/Research Aide, Holistic Wildlife Services, Hampton, VA (2008-2009).
Research Aide, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA (2003- 2008).
American Fisheries Society:
Alpha Chi Honor Society
Activities & Awards:
Secretary and Treasurer, Student Subunit of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
The W.P. Greene Merit Scholarship, Christopher Newport University, (2006-2007).
The Karl E. and Elizabeth H. Beamer Merit Scholarship Christopher Newport University, (2007-2008).
Christopher Newport University Honors Program Travel Award, to present at the annual AFS meeting, Ottawa, Ontario (2008).
Dean’s List (for every semester enrolled at Christopher Newport University).
Christopher Newport University Honors Program Scholar (2005-2009).
Student-Athlete Award for maintaining a high GPA while on the Christopher Newport University Sailing Team (2006, 2007).