Science communication is an important and integral part of my research program and I am committed to using my research as a platform for educational opportunities as well as community and stakeholder engagement. Outreach events are where I have the opportunity to build strong relationships with locals, wildlife managers, and other stakeholders to expand the reach and purpose of my work. Over the last decade, I have not been involved in any research where I haven’t integrated some form of educational outreach, mentorship, or community engagement.
Currently, I am an Ambassador for Sharks4Kids, a educational non-profit organization. I give virtual presentations monthly to grade schools internationally. I also local schools in the Research Triangle Area in North Carolina and visit schools in the Abacos islands, The Bahamas yearly.