I don’t have time to maintain a blog, so instead I decided to make a page that I update when I can, with intermittent updates on my travels and studies.

Check out an article written by fellow Rolfer Rey Allen and I about pain, recently published in the winter 2017 issue of Massage and Fitness Magazine (full issue can be purchased at http://www.massagefitnessmag.com )



a little more about me and What I'm up to

At the Rothera British Research Station in Antarctica

I just returned from spending five months in Antarctica, participating as the field team leader for the microbial biogeochemistry component of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Long Term Ecological Research Project (LTER) under principal investigator Hugh Ducklow, PhD from Columbia University. This project studies the long-term ecological changes of the West Antarctic Peninsula with data extending back 25 years. Like the Arctic, this region of Antarctica is one of the most rapidly changing ecosystems in the world today. The LTER project is a unique collaboration between individuals studying a spectrum of topics including the bacteria, phytoplankton, zooplankton, penguins and other sea birds, whales, and seals.

This experience has deepened my ongoing passion in environmental research and advocacy, particularly with the increasing effects of climate changes.

Ultimately, I envision developing my career to more directly bridge my studies in human health and environmental sustainability, because they are inextricably connected.




I love hiking! After working in Antarctica, I completed multi-day hikes in Patagonia and Peru before returning to the States.