Eric is interested in a career in environmental protection and knows that public outreach is one of the best ways to get people invested in improving their communities. He hopes that the LOF team projects can help reduce pollution and improve the habitat qualities for all of our local fish populations.
Eric is passionate about ecological conservation and environmental protection and hopes to share that passion with the community. He recently graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. Biology degree. While there, he spent a lot of time working with the fish of the Chesapeake Bay, studying the population dynamics of Striped Bass in an effort to aid in setting new fishing regulations after a somewhat recent population collapse. He has frequently used spatial mapping techniques to help identify key conservation areas, create habitat distribution maps, and calculate population densities for high-value species, and hopes to pass those skills along to future scientists.
Outside of the lab, Eric enjoys playing sports of all shapes and sizes, lacrosse in particular, and going on birdwatching hikes. He has volunteered to take care of birds on several occasions and has done everything from raising baby budgies from birth to assisting in rehabilitating injured hawks in order to release them back into the wild. Before coming to LOF, Eric worked as a summer camp director and a maintenance technician. He does not consider himself a great artist, and is very thankful that he is only going to be asked to paint in between the lines, a skill he mastered in the 3rd grade.
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