I am an estuarine ecologist focused on fisheries and food webs. My research background is in community ecology, behavioral ecology, and trophic ecology of nearshore habitats such as tidal marshes. I focus primarily on projects that support efforts to manage and conserve native and endangered species such as Sacramento Splittail (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) and Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) in the San Francisco Estuary, California. I also collaborate with estuarine ecologists across the globe to develop conceptual models on tidal marsh support of fishes and threats resulting from human activities. Currently, I am a California Sea Grant Delta Science Postdoctoral Fellow. I am working with Albert Ruhi and Stephanie Carlson in ESPM, and James Hobbs at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, to synthesize existing datasets and model the effects of climate change on San Francisco Estuary fish communities using an open science framework.