Areas of Expertise
Conservation biology, fisheries by - catch, species and ecosystem conservation, marine mammals.
PhD Biology, Boston University
MS Business Management, Stanford University
MS Marine Zoology, University of Maryland
BA History, Boston University
Professional Publications & Contributions
I am a marine zoologist, fisheries scientist, and conservation biologist. My research currently focuses on identifying bycatch solutions for marine wildlife that also support the livelihoods of fishermen and coastal communities. My appointments include Fisheries Scientist on the U.S. NMFS Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Team, member of the U.S. Atlantic Large Whale Reduction Team, and member of the Expert Panel for the International Whaling Commission’s Bycatch Mitigation Initiative. I collaborate with fishermen, engineers, marine biologists, governments, and others to evaluate novel fishing practices, and I maintain the Global Bycatch Exchange (bycatch.org) which was recognized by a Katerva Award in Ecosystem Conservation. In addition to my current research focus, I have spent many years advancing conservation objectives on land and in ocean environments, particularly in the South Pacific and Latin America.