I am  an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University working to increase our understanding and appreciation of sharks on local and global scales. My background is in population modeling with application to  movements, energetics and behavior of highly mobile species, notably the white shark. I am focused on shifting the current mantra from fear and apprehension of sharks to one of awe and inspiration- there is more to sharks than just pointy teeth. I have worked all over the planet engaging people, through science, television, magazines and technology, to think differently about the predators in their backyard.