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Hi, I'm Allison! My research interest is in animal cognition and behavior with a focus on cetaceans. 

I received my undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley and have worked in labs around the world studying everything from squirrels to humpbacks.

I currently work as a naturalist for San Francisco Whale Tours and collaborate with Golden Gate Cetacean Research to study humpbacks, gray whales, bottlenose dolphins, and harbor porpoises. In the fall of 2019 I will begin a MS in Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Sciences at San Francisco State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center.


Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.
— Sylvia Earle, marine biologist

All photos are taken by and belong to me.