CV & Experience

Curriculum Vitae as of February 2020: PDF here

Ongoing Work

Currently, I work as a consultant for various institutions and projects:

Gulf of Mottama Project (GoMP), Myanmar: I support Helvetas and its partners in their work to build a productive research program that links research to stakeholders as part of the broader GoMP. This includes providing oversight to various Myanmar university research teams, contributing to the project’s research strategy, and guiding an Ecosystem Valuation Assessment.

Conservation Research & Training Advisor to the Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab @ Point B Design + Training, Myanmar

Large Marine Vertebrates of the Philippines Research Institute, Philippines: Providing training and technical guidance on assessment of sea turtle & other marine megafauna bycatch in small-scale fisheries

Designing a Transdisciplinary, International Conservation Training Program with the Marine Mammal Institute @ OSU

Engagement & Social-Ecological Expert with the MarFishEco team of fisheries consultants: We are a group of researchers with complementary areas of fisheries expertise.

Previous Work

Gulf of Mottama International Advisor for IUCN on the Gulf of Mottama Project in Myanmar. Managed IUCN’s activity on this large, multi-sector project to support community-led management of the Gulf of Mottama, working toward biodiversity conservation, resilient communities, and effective governance.

Conservation Assessment Scholar & NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability Fellow: Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in the Aburto lab; focusing on ideas of stewardship and particularly the case study of vaquita conservation.

Human Communities Technical Advisor for the development of the Dugong & Seagrass Research Toolkit, an e-tool for the Convention on Migratory Species Dugong MOU.


  • 2014. Ph.D. in Oceanography. Scripps Institution of Oceanography @ University of California, San Diego. Through the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, and co-advised by Dr. Lisa T. Ballance (SIO and Southwest Fisheries Science Center) and Dr. Paul Dayton (SIO). Conservationscapes: An interdisciplinary approach to assessing marine mammal bycatch in small-scale fisheries.
  • 2009. M.Sc. Scripps Institution of Oceanography @ UCSD
  • 2005. B.A. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (honors), with certificate in Environmental Studies. Princeton University.