Research Scientist and Sustainable Seafood Program Director
I have worked with The Safina Center since 2010 as their lead seafood researcher.
I have researched and evaluated the sustainability of numerous commercial fish and shellfish species. I received my B.S. degree in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and my M.S. degree in Marine Science from Stony Brook University. During my studies I conducted fisheries ecology research on the southern flounder and the California grunion.
At The Safina Center, I direct three other seafood researchers and serve as the principal liaison with their business partner, Whole Foods Market. I am thrilled to promote the sustainable sourcing of seafood species, and believe that if we work together to change market demand it will lead to better managed fisheries and healthier oceans.
In my spare time I like to travel and enjoy the outdoors.