Education and Training


University of California, Davis
PhD in Ecology, 2014
Conservation Management Program degree certificate, 2011

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, summa cum laude, 2007
Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology


  • Soil Resource Evaluation (California Society for Ecological Restoration), Winters, CA, 2013
  • Role of science and scientists in collaborative conservation decision-making and planning, UC Davis, Fall 2011
  • Riparian Restoration Workshop, Cache Creek Nature Preserve, Spring 2011
  • Aquatic Weed School, UC Davis, Fall 2010

UC Davis Coursework

  • Principles of Ecology I & II
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Conservation Biology
  • Conservation Decision Making
  • Restoration Ecology graduate seminar
  • Terrestrial Field Ecology
  • Soils Science
  • Principles of Biological Data Analysis
  • Aquatic Conservation Ecology graduate seminar
  • Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Experiments
  • Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments graduate seminar
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Limnology
  • Wetland Ecology
  • California Water Policy seminar
  • Reconciling Ecosystem and Economy seminar
  • Grand Canyon seminar: The Changing Colorado River

Audited courses

  • California Floristics
  • Ecological and Watershed Risk Assessment
  • Biology and Management of Aquatic Plants