June 2016: I am honored to have been selected to join the staff of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council as an Ecosystem Science Specialist. I am excited to both begin my career as a Federal employee while continuing to work toward coastal restoration in the Gulf of Mexico!!
December 2015: I am excited to be joining the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council in Biloxi, MS, on December 9th as the Council votes on its first funding priority list!
November 2015: My manuscript, “Migration strategy predicts stopover ecology in shorebirds on the northern Gulf of Mexico,” has been published in Animal Migration!
September 2015: I am excited to be beginning my new position as a National Academy of Sciences Science Policy fellow working with the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.
July 2015: Meet Western sandpiper (WESA) 8CH – first banded on March 1, 2013, and now resighted on Dauphin Island during migration each fall and spring since! Western sandpipers breed in Alaska from the mouth of the Kuskokwim River north to the vicinity of Point Barrow and Camden Bay. WESA 8CH weighs about 1/2 that of your cell phone and he has traveled to and from his Alaskan breeding grounds at least 3 times! Pretty impressive little guy, no? Welcome back 8CH!
June 2015: I am honored to announce that beginning in September 2015 I will be a National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program Science Policy fellow working alongside the staff of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council)! I am very excited about this challenging opportunity!
April 2015: I am very excited to announce that I have successfully defended my dissertation, “Migration Ecology of Shorebirds on the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill”!!
February 2015: It was a privilege to attend the 2015 Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program team!
January 2015: New Year = Big changes! I have headed Washington, D.C. this month as a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow!