I am originally from the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. I completed my BSc in biology at Middle Tennessee State University, and moved north to complete my MSc and PhD at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I am interested in how aquatic animals cope with temperature-driven variability in food quantity and quality. Most of my research to date has focused on Arctic marine food webs and on the ecology of Greenland sharks, which are the only shark to inhabit ice-covered North Atlantic seas. I am excited to be working at WasserCluster, and to begin exploring how temperature affects freshwater animals living in Lake Lunz!