Getting here:

I went to a big ol’ 6A Texas football high school then went to a different liberal arts school down in southern California where *gasp* I learned that they didn’t offer any ocean courses and spent the next two years (perhaps over-)correcting my mistake. I wasn’t sure if I wanted a large or small school setting but was pretty sure that liberal arts were for me sooo I made the most of a bunch of different programs (s/o to UCSC, Williams-Mystic, and Semester by the Bay (marine mammal central)). Now I’m here! Wow!

My approach to human ecology:

Listen. Deeply.

Internship:

North Gulf Oceanic Society and Oceanswell– both are really great marine mammal research orgs and I highly recommend looking into them if you’re interested! Reach out to me any time about them!

Senior project:

Oof great question

Passions & motivations:

Bryde’s whale in the Gulf of Mexico, the ocean, time, barnacles, the commons both as a concept and reality, happiness, bee friends, *connections*

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most of your clothing is corduroy

Ephemera:

1. when you’re on the water in the morning with no land in sight and its a force 3-5 and the sky is the light gray that makes all the other colors glow and you just get to be there and experience all of it

2. working on a paper/ written construction and having this insane energy of feeling like you’re on the precipice of some great connection between different fields and concepts and then all of a sudden you get to witness its collision and metamorphosis then get to tell the tale through your work