Christian graduated from University of California at Davis in 2009 with an B.S. in Biological Sciences and an emphasis in Marine Biology. He worked for the next 9 months with the California Department of Fish and Game as a Scientific Aide, monitoring invasive pike populations in the Sierras. He went on to work with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as a Port Sampler for the commercial salmon fishery in Charleston, Oregon. Christian joined the Fisheries & Conservation Biology Lab at MLML in the fall of 2010. He is interested in marine fish ecology and how coastal fish species use and interact with their environments. He has just begun performing a pilot study on his thesis testing how settlement timing effects competition in juvenile rockfishes.
Christian is currently employed in Dr. James Lindholm’s IfAME lab (Institute for Applied Marine Ecology) as well as working on two projects with Dr. Rick Starr evaluating the effects of RCAs on rockfish populations.