My research with the Coastal Resource Management program involves the use of North Carolina coastal habitats by migratory sharks and their potential interactions with fisheries. My M.S. research (also at ECU) focused on the diet of spiny dogfish sharks as they overwinter in North Carolina waters, and the potential predatory impact of these sharks on commercially important fish stocks. Before moving down south, I earned a B.S. in Marine Biology at the University of Rhode Island and worked at Rhode Island Marine Fisheries. I've served as Co-President and Treasurer of the ECU student subunit of the American Fisheries Society, and am also a member of the ECU chapter of The Coastal Society. When not chasing sharks for science, I enjoy fishing, SCUBA diving, playing guitar, and finding new craft beers to try.