Growing up in Maine, I quickly became fascinated by the ocean systems in my backyard. After graduating with a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale College, I spent two years in coastal Alaska working for the University of Alaska. Working alongside researchers and fishermen, I became even more excited to pursue a career in marine science, specifically related to the intersections between humans and the ocean. I am now a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolution department working with Dr. Malin Pinsky. I plan to study the influence of changing climate patterns on the distribution of fishes, in addition to the impact of these changes on coastal communities.