California Channel Islands Symposium

The trash team was at it again!  Michaela Miller and I presented at the California Channel Islands Symposium on October 5th.  I presented my project on the ingestion of micro plastics in sand crabs and she presented on her Marine debris project.  Both of us are looking to move onto graduate school in the Fall of 2017.


Best Student Paper Award from SCAS!

Today I received a great letter in the mail from Southern California Academy of Sciencesletting me know that my presentation at the annual meeting won the “best student presentation” award.  I am honored and excited to continue to share my research and continue on to grad school in the future.





Thanks to an excellent team of professors in the ESRM department I graduated this May with my B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management.  I am thankful for their guidance and am excited for the next steps in my research as well as my graduate career!


LA Water Keeper Event was Awesome!



Cheryl Hines, Stacey Anderson


Sean and I manning the booth and having a great time talking about micro plastics with people at Paradise Cove

Saturday I was able to have a booth at the LA Water Keeper event at Paradise Cove, Malibu The Annual Stand Up for Clean Water event is awesome as professional athletes along with weekend racers come out and paddle to raise awareness for clean water in Los Angeles county.  Due to some strong winds the first race was cancelled half way thru and the beach party started a little earlier.  But the wind dies down and the relay and kid events still got to go on in the afternoon.  Robert Kennedy Jr. and his wife Cheryl Hines were there to discuss the history and importance of the work that each and every person needs to continue doing to ensure that we keep our watersheds clean.