About me

I am a Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, where I lead a global coral reef monitoring program to investigate how tropical coral reefs are changing in the face of our climate crisis. I am passionate about collaborative big data to reveal new solutions for coral reef conservation, and work with partners throughout Melanesia, the Coral Triangle, the Western Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.

Trained as a coral reef ecologist, I have published over 40 publications in leading scientific journals and received international awards for research and science communication. Previously, I was an NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto and a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. In my free time, I can be found paddling whitewater or climbing rocks in the nearest wilderness.

Selected Awards

Invited Keynote Speaker, International Coral Reef Symposium, Bremen, Germany (2020)

Young Scientist Award, International Society for Reef Studies (2017)

Early Career Award, Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (2017)

NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016 - 2018)

David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow (2013 - 2015)

Plenary Speaker, 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress
Glasgow, Scotland (2014)

Governor General's Gold Medal for PhD Dissertation,
Simon Fraser University (2012)