I am pursuing a Masters degree in Oceanography. Generally, I am interested in studying the science and management of marine ecosystems. I am particularly interested in understanding how human-caused stressors, including climate change, impact the ecological health of marine environments. My Masters research will focus on the coastal ecology of oyster farms and assessing the ecosystem services this form of aquaculture may provide. This research will also include relevant policy and management considerations informed by my experiences in Rutgers Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience program.