Associate Professor California State University Fullerton
Post Doc Arizona State University West
Ph.D University of Washington
B.S. Marine Biology, California State University Long Beach
I'm a southern California native who loves all things marine biology. My primary interests skew toward animal performance and ecological morphology. My research focuses on functional morphology and comparative biomechanics of marine systems.
As a marine biologist and comparative biomechanist, my research uses a blend of anatomy and engineering techniques to answer biological questions about performance in marine animals. Much of this research stems from observing animals in their natural habitat and then testing the performance in the laboratory.
I often include modeling techniques into my work. Sometimes these findings lead to new, bio-inspired applications.
When I am not in the lab I enjoy sipping coffee or wine, eating chocolate, and gardening. I am also a mother to two small humans.
Helpful hint: My last name is pronounced with a hard A sound similar to "Craig" and not like a "page" from a book.
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