I have been a biological oceanographer at UCSB since 2000. I got my undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a Ph.D. from UCSB in 1994. From 1994 to 2000 I was a postdoctoral researcher and assistant researcher at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (now the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences), where I am also an adjunct researcher.
I specialize in field observations of ocean optics. My research interests include cycling of organic matter in the ocean, primary productivity, UV photochemistry and photobiology, ocean color remote sensing, and planktonic community structure. My research is funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation.