I am a quantitative ecologist with a background in fisheries science. I am interested in how fish and their ecosystems are affected by changes in climate, and in determining which features of ecosystems make them resilient to increasing human pressures. Much of my research is focused on understanding the drivers behind short and long-term fluctuations in the abundance of harvested fish species, the role of portfolio effects in ecology, and the causes and consequences of population spatial structure. I use statistical modeling extensively in my research. Prior to joining NOAA, I was a fisheries ecologist at the Natural Capital Project (Stanford University) and a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oslo. I received a Ph.D. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Earth Systems Science from Stanford University.