Anyone could tell that I love to be on the water. My high school was on an island and I sail J-24 sailboats on the Hudson River for sailing team’s regattas, and I even like paddling a canoe quietly around Lake Sebago when the New York Harbor Foundation takes student service trips. I have pursued a Bachelor of Science degree at College in Marine Sciences. But what might be less obvious is that I love what’s IN the water. My favorite animals, tunicates and amphipods, are beautiful and play a profound role in our ecology. I want to make studying their genetic structure my life’s work.
INTERNSHIPS AND WORK
ASA ANALYSIS & COMMUNICATION, INC.
Field Sampling Technician (May 2021 to Aug 2021)
Collecting water samples at the discharge point of a power plant in New York City. This includes, among other responsibilities, using a barrel sampler, a YSI water quality meter, and a jib crane. The purpose of this study is to observe the survival rate of organisms experiencing the higher temperatures and pressures of a power plant's cooling system.
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY PETERSON LABORATORY
Intern (Sept 2020 to Jan 2022)
Review underwater time-lapse footage of blue mussels in Shinnecock Bay, NY to understand the effects of the presence of black sea bass on the predation of bivalves. Working remotely with a graduate student using Excel and VLC Media Player.
Senior Operations Analyst (October 2018 to June 2019), Marine Biology Field Technician (Summer 2018), Operations Analyst (October 2017 to June 2018)
Through the Billion Oyster Project, I have had the opportunity to take on increasing responsibility through paid internships focused on restoring New York Harbor.
Biodiversity/Benthos Captain (2016-2019)
Provide leadership and mentorship for the student team responsible for experimenting with and analyzing New York Harbor's biodiversity and bottom sediment.
FRIENDS OF GOVERNORS ISLAND
Tour Guide (Summer 2017)
Provide visitor services for visitors to Governor's Island.
Operations Analyst (October 2017 to May 2017)
Working in tandem with the Project Manager in the following areas: equipment maintenance and readiness for lab and field work. Worked researching the growing potential of bivalves and other invertebrates on ‘e-concreate’ to test if it was viable as a safer building material to construct a new section of bulkhead on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
August 2019 to Present
Expected to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences with and Environmental Studies minor. Enrolled in the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors Program.
September 2015 to June 2019
Advanced Regents diploma in June 2019
June 2017 to June 2019
• ACAS 109 Intermediate Science Research - 2 credits
• ACAS 110 Intermediate Methods Research - 4 credits
• ACAS 209 Advanced Science Research - 2 credits
• ACAS 210 Advanced Methods of Research - 4 credits
July 2018 to August 2018
Urban Barcode Research Program - Conservation Genetics course & DNA Barcoding and Bioinformatics
Earned a full scholarship to attend Marine Biology summer program at Roger Williams University.
October 2016 (Intensive)
City University of New York College Now Program - Adventures in Science (Sci01) - 3 credits
EXTRACURRICULAR AND VOLUNTEER
S.A.I.L. STUDENT ADVISOR
Rising seniors acta as Student Advisors (SAs) to the incoming freshman class. Seniors co-facilitate 9th grade regular meetings monthly and hold small-group meetings after school. SAs take their leadership roles seriously by modeling positive social behavior.
NEW YORK HARBOR SCHOOL SAILING TEAM
Competetive sailing team with the New York Harbor School
VOLUNTEER, NEW YORK HARBOR FOUNDATION
Working with other volunteers, build and maintain facilities at the Lake Sebago UANYHS Harbor Corps site, including building and maintenance of scientific facilities for research.
2017 TALL SHIPS RACES, SØRLANDET
Sail Training Trip and Tall Ships Races in the Baltic Aboard SS Sørlandet – Klaipeda, Lithuania/Szczecin, Poland/Kristiansand, Norway
AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION
Member since 2016
SCIENCE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
March in the nation's capital for science and environmental sustainability.
MAKER FAIRE 2018
Represent the Billion Oyster Project and teach Maker Faire visitors about restoring New York Harbor.