Community-Driven Science in a Warming World

For my PhD research, I am working with Hog Island and Tomales Bay Oyster Companies to develop strategies for improving oysters' ability to withstand temperature-driven disease outbreaks.

Public scholarship and Activism are key components of my work - I strive to clearly communicate climate and ocean science, while amplifying marginalized voices and perspectives.


Research Interests

Shellfish Aquaculture in Changing Ocean

As a PhD student at UC Davis, I am studying the effects of warming on temperature-related disease outbreaks in California oyster farms.


Public Engagement

Communicating About How climate Change Affects The Ocean and Ourselves

I write and speak about ocean + climate science, civically engaged science & the need for justice, equity, diversity & inclusion.


What's the latest?

Check out some of my recent research & public scholarship efforts!

#SciQFriday with Tyus Williams

December 2020 | Twitter Dialogue

"Science in Action: Exploring the Future of U.S. Aquaculture"

October 2020 | A COMPASS Roundtable on Ocean Aquaculture

"What Civically Engaged Science Can Look Like: Our Work Doesn’t End With Elections"

October 2020 | A blog post by the COMPASS Scientist Sentinels

"Oceans Under A Changing Climate"

October 2020 | Unfold Podcast, UC Davis

"OK With Decay—Under the Bay"

October 2020 | The Exploratorium's After Dark Online Series

Ocean & Climate Science Column

2018 - PRESENT | Forbes