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Research Interests

Fish Ecology and Conservation, Predator-Prey Interactions, Restoration Ecology, Aquatic Trophic Dynamics


Thesis project

Age-0 Gizzard Shad Prey Supply and Predator Demand: Analysis of the Trophic Support Capacity of Southern U.S. Reservoirs.



  • M.S. Nat. Res. Ecology & Management – Fisheries Option, 2009.  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • B.S. Environmental Science, 2007 (Departmental Honors).  Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA


Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame (Advisor:  Dr. Gary A. Lamberti; 2010 - present)
  • Research Technician, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (2009-present).
  • Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University (2007 – 2009).


Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Society for Ecological Restoration International
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science


American Fisheries Society

  • Oklahoma State University Student Chapter (2007-Present)

Ecological Society of America

  • Aquatic Ecology Section (2007-Present)


Activities & Awards

Treasurer, OSU Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society (2008 & 2009)

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