I am a third year PhD student in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program at the University of Washington. My research focuses on applying spatiotemporal statistical models to questions in fisheries management and ecology. In particular, I am developing models for improving indices of abundance derived from fishery-dependent observations. I am also intereted in improving the computational efficiency and reliability of Bayesian model fits through the application of advanced Markov chain Monte Carlo tools like the No-U-Turn Sampler. Prior to graduate school I worked in aviation maintenance and the outdoor industry.

Interests

  • Spatiotemporal statistics
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Fisheries management

Education

  • PhD in Quantitative Ecology & Resource Management, In progress

    University of Washington

  • MS in Statistics, 2016

    University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • BS in Biology & Physics, 2008

    Clarkson University

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