I first got hooked on marine ecology as an undergrad at Wittenberg University. I became interested in environmental science when I was working as a naturalist at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I fell in love with marine ecology and interdisciplinary studies while at Miami University, where I worked with Hays Cummins, my advisor, on a project in Graham’s Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. I came to ECU CRM in the fall of 2002. I’m currently working with Joe Luczkovich on developing coral reef food webs in Belize that actually include humans. I’m also the Abstract Database Manager for the Estuarine Research Federation biennial conference to be held October 16-20, 2005 in Norfolk, Virginia (see www.erf.org).