Conservation physiology research investigating health of Alaskan mammals.
2008 Doctor of Philosophy, Animal Science, University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Storrs CT Dissertation: Evaluation of the somatotropic axis in two marine mammal species with diverse early life history strategies: Influence of physiologic age and nutrition on growth of Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus). Chair: Steven A. Zinn
2004 Master of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Biological Sciences, Anchorage AK Thesis: Ontogeny of total body oxygen stores and aerobic dive potential in the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Chair: Jennifer M. Burns
2000 Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Central Florida, Department of Biological Sciences, Orlando FL