I’m a PhD student in Rutgers’ Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program and a member of Dr. Olaf Jensen’s lab. I grew up in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, DC, though I spent most of my summers in Cape May. After earning my B.S. in Environmental Biology from Christopher Newport University, I moved just up the road to the College of William & Mary, where I earned my M.P.P. (Master’s of Public Policy). I’ve always been interested in the intersection of fisheries science, people, and public policy. As a PhD student and C2R2 trainee, I plan on studying how climate change has impacted the socio-ecological dynamics of recreational fisheries in both freshwater and marine systems.