I am currently a PhD student in the Davies Marine Population Genomics Lab at Boston University. I started my PhD after completing a B.S. in Environmental Science at UNC Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Biology at Old Dominion University in the Barshis Lab. My M.S. thesis focused on understanding adaptation of the temperate coral Astrangia poculata to distinct temperatures across the species’ range. My research interests are broadly focused on understanding resilience and responses to rapid climate change of the coral animal and its symbiotic algae. My current work uses physiological and molecular tools to answer these questions in both tropical and temperate marine ecosystems.