Ph.D. Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, UC Santa Cruz
M.S. Wildlife Science, Oregon State University
B.S. Environmental Science and Policy, Cert. Marine Conservation, Duke University
ResearchGate Profile, Friedlaender Lab Webpage
My areas of interest pertain to the conservation and population biology of marine megafauna. More specifically, I am interested in using a suit of molecular and endocrinological signatures to assess population demographics and reproduction physiology. At large, I aim to assess how species demographics respond at both the individual and population level due to both natural and unnatural forcings within their environment. For my Ph.D. research, I will assess vital demographic parameters such as growth, pregnancy, and calving rates, across populations of Southern Hemisphere humpbacks.