I am a statistical ecologist interested in improving the tools available to model complex ecological processes. Specifically, I focus on building models that partition fixed effects from different random sources of variation such as spatio-temporal and multivariate correlations. I enjoy working on multidisciplinary projects that are at the interface of ecology, statistics, and management. I received my B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University. I earned a GIS certificate, a Masters in Marine Resource Management, and a graduate minor in Statistics from Oregon State University. I studied Statistics for my PhD at the University of Auckland under the supervision of Russell Millar. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow working in collaboration with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center on a technical interactions model as part of a Management Strategy Evaluation of the multispecies Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands fishery.