PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2007
MSPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2004
My work focuses on aquaculture and fisheries and the environmental, social, health, and food system issues related to those industries. I also engage in a wide range of food-related topics including food waste, veterinary drugs and drug residues in foods, antimicrobial resistance, and CAFO worker and community health. In 2012 I founded a research and teaching farm at the Cylburn Arboretum and oversaw the facility from 2012-2015. The farm is now called the Food System Lab, and is a place where students of all ages learn about urban agriculture. The Food System Lab is a member of the Farm Alliance of Baltimore and sells produce at the Waverly Farmers Market.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins I was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Kara Nelson, working at the interface of engineering and micriobiology, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Berkeley. My PhD and MSPH graduate research in microbiology was with Dr. Mark Sobsey in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have a BS in Biology from Davidson College .