Research Interests

​I am interested in the history of mass coral bleaching events and the rates at which corals acclimatize and adapt to rising ocean temperatures. My current research uses skeletal cores from long-lived massive corals to build a timeline of bleaching events over recent decades and centuries. Additionally, I am conducting reef-scale measurements of temperature, currents, and waves to evaluate the role of local heat budgets in driving coral bleaching events. 

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Marine Geology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, 2017 

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA​
  • 2017-2019: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 


  • ​John and Laurine Proud Fellowship at Lizard Island Research Station (2017)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2013-2016)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE) ​​