About Miriam

I'm a marine biologist working at the intersection of science, policy, and communication. Currently, I'm proud to be a Legislative Assistant with the office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14).


News and Events

17 April 2014: Ever wanted to know what invertebrates live on floating plastic debris in the North Pacific? Check out this new paper from me, Hank Carson, and Marcus Eriksen. If you don’t have access to Marine Biology, an unformatted version is archived at Figshare. An explainer blog post is here.

10 Feb 2013: My Sea Grant fellowship has ended, but I'm pleased to announce that I'm starting as a Legislative Assistant with the office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14).

5 Feb 2014: Proud that my co-authors and I contributed to a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2013. This is our chapter.

20 Nov 2013: New paper with Andrew Titmus & Michael Ford on distribution and abundance of plastic debris out in PLOS ONE! The data is archived at CCE LTER's Datazoo repository. Also check out Figshare for even more information. There's an informal blog post too.

31 Oct 2013: I spoke at TEDxOslo on garbage patch myths and facts. Here's the video.


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