When I’m not teaching or doing research, I often volunteer on and off campus. As an undergraduate mentor, I have helped students prepare conference presentations, apply for research funding, and interview for jobs. I enjoy supporting my colleagues by serving as a peer reviewer for journals such as Human Geography, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Ecography. I also recently joined the editorial board of The Journal of Gender & Water, a student-run publication hosted at the University of Pennsylvania.
I frequently engage in informal outreach through career fairs, campus tours, and guest lectures. I am also committed to making educational resources available to classroom teachers. My articles in Science Scope (2011) and The Science Teacher (2010) provide lesson materials that I developed as a marine science educator at the University of Hawaii. As the co-chief scientist on a trans-Pacific research cruise (2008), I helped communicate our work on marine debris through a mini-documentary that was screened at various venues, including the BLUE Ocean Film Festival.