In addition to being an associate professor of biology, I also coordinate the interdisciplinary environmental studies major at Salve Regina. My research is based on creating opportunities for undergraduates to gain experiences in field ecology and environmental sciences. To that end, I have been awarded two NSF RI-EPSCoR grants related to marine response to climate change and the collaborative Northeast Water Regional Network (Rhode Island, Delaware and Vermont). I also maintain an active research program in hydroponics and in avian ecology. I am the author of 25 peer-reviewed papers and have given nine papers at national conferences in the past 10 years.