RSCN3396I am a Ph.D. candidate at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, slated to graduate in Spring 2017.  As part of Dr. Mark Denny’s research group, I explore the ways that small-scale environmental variation influences the foraging behavior of intertidal organisms.  I am particularly intrigued by the question:  How do relatively simple animals navigate complex and variable environments?  To get at this issue, I employ a diverse set of field, lab and computer-based methods.  Ultimately, I hope my research will shed some light on the relative roles of evolution and environment in shaping the movement patterns of simple animals.