Work Experience

May 2023 - Present

Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research - University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Research Associate 

Location: Ann Arbor, MI


Worked with a team of ecosystem dynamic modelers to create and implement a dynamic energy budget model for dreissenids in the Great Lakes.

February 2018 - April 2019


Contract Aquarist 

Location: Cabela's Dundee, MI


Maintained the health and appearance of four separate aquariums totaling 75,000 gallons of water.

Utilized fish biopsies and necropsies to assess population health.

Maintained aquarium life support systems through weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly maintenance tasks. 

August 2014  -  December 2015


Open Water Scuba Volunteer

Location: Flagstaff, AZ


Regularly assisted instructors to teach students a basic understanding of SCUBA safe practices.

Routinely moved, cleaned, and worked with SCUBA diving equipment.

Maintained a safe learning environment for new students through utilization of rescue diver skills. 

April 2012  -  December 2015


Sales Floor Associate

Location: Scottsdale, AZ


Assisted customers with merchandise payment and provided information regarding store policies, products, and inventory.

Replenished and organized inventory.

Additional responsibilities included: customer service, unloading delivery trucks, restocking, product resets, price changes, and running the floor.