I am currently a post-doctoral research associate at the Quantitative Fisheries Center, Michigan State University. My background is diverse and includes; fisheries management, ecology, water quality, environmental statistics, ecological modeling, and computer programming. I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in biology, introductory statistics, and ecological modeling. I am currently involved in a variety of research projects studying freshwater fishes to evaluate biotic and abiotic variables influencing these organisms at the population and community level. I am particularly interested in applying Bayesian inference to models describing these relationships. My current projects include a length structured integrated stock assessment model of prey fish in Lake Huron and swimming performance of lentic and lotic populations of Cyprinidae sp.