I joined the Hofmann Lab as a Ph.D. student in Fall of 2016. I am interested in studying the capacity of commercially important California fishery species to cope with the environmental stress associated with climate change and ocean acidification. I am pursuing two pathways to investigate this question. First, I am interested in looking at the physiological mechanisms by which organisms can rapidly adapt to environmental stressors in the hopes of forecasting which organisms will be resilient to the stress of a changing ocean. Our current investigations focus on the role of maternal provisioning and transgenerational plasticity as a potential avenue for resilience in early life stages. In addition, I am looking at how marine macrophytes, such as eelgrass, modify ocean chemistry and investigating the potential for these habitats to serve as local refuges from ocean acidification.