I am an interdisciplinary environmental justice researcher with a background in social ecology, marine science, and gender studies. I use community-based research methods to partner with fishers and their families to address applied challenges, such as food sovereignty, equitable decision-making, environmental degradation, and resistance to the dominant global food system. Over the past decade, I have partnered with a range of communities in the Pacific Islands and the United States to study and advance food justice in seafood systems. I integrate my teaching with my research, supporting students with the tools to pursue their own research questions. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Associate Graduate Faculty at the University of Maine, a teacher at the Palauan non-profit Ebiil Society, and the producer and host of Surf & Turf: a seafood justice podcast, which features interviews with U.S. harvesters, workers, advocates, investigative reporters, seafood small businesses and non-profits, and others across the seafood system.