I am a Ph.D. student in the Castillo Lab studying coral reef resilience and marine management discourse. My interdisciplinary dissertation research is made possible through UNC's Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology. Prior to attending UNC, I completed a masters at Duke University and a bachelors at Georgetown University. My dissertation research in funded through the Nature Conservancy and the National Geographic Society. I am highly involved in science communication, drawing from mypast employment in natural history filmmaking and my current freelance science reporting for public radio. I am the co-founder and current director of Scientist with Stories, a non-profit that trains scientists to communicate with the public through narrative.