I am interested in physiological ecology, foraging ecology and conservation of marine animals. My research involves using biochemical methods (fatty acids, stable isotopes, and compound-specific stable isotope analysis of fatty acids) to study foraging patterns and diets of marine animals, and trace dietary biomarkers in marine systems. I received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1996, and a M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2005. I currently live in Fairbanks where I work as an independent researcher. I am contributing to the Understanding the Structure of Forage Fish Communities aspect of the Gulf of Alaska Project.