Sandy received an HBSc in Biological Sciences and Great Lakes Studies from the University of Windsor, Ontario. She received both her MSc and PhD from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, New York. Prior to joining the FRAM-FEAT team in 2014, Sandy spent nine years at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington.
As part of the FEAT team, Sandy’s primary research focus is on the application and refinement of fisheries acoustic techniques. Her interests include evaluating linkages between fish and biological/physical environmental conditions, using acoustic and trawl data to answer biological questions, refinement of methods for acoustic target identification, and developing partnerships to enhance survey/analytic outcomes.