In my free time, I enjoy cooking, spending time outdoors, hiking, and travelling. I have been fortunate to travel around the world as part of my research, for conferences, teaching, and fun. Some photos from these experiences are below as are a few pieces of my artwork. Enjoy!

photos from field experiments

field work in the San Diego Lagoons, CA

Tied off to our mooring surface marker buoys, July 2006

 field work in the Snohomish River Estuary, WA


 field work in South San Francisco Bay, CA

Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) in Monterey during a training dive, Sept 2007 (photo by S. Monismith)

 more fun field photos!

hiking, travelling, & more

Mt. Rainier from Summerland, July 2012

 hiking & local

Sunset sparkling on the water, watercolor

 some artwork

Orchard Road

 Singapore, April 2009

London Eye

 England, August 2008