Becky is a PhD student in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science advised by Steve Gaines. Her research interests intersect cultural and human behavioral ecology with marine conservation. She specializes in contextualizing and integrating indigenous ecological knowledge, sociocultural anthropology, common property resources and property rights within fisheries management frameworks. Prior to starting her PhD, Becky received a BS in Aquatic Biology from UCSB, and a MAS in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UCSD. Becky has worked on projects ranging from assessing the impacts of climate change on artisanal fishing communities in the Solomon Islands, to organizing community outreach programs for San Diego Coastkeeper. Her current research examines (1) how different aspects of fisheries management arrangements are perceived and what factors lead to the perception of success by different community members, and (2) how traditional sea tenure systems are adapting to change.