Adam is from Springfield, Virginia and graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Environmental Science & Policy. He concentrated in Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater Ecology, studying the bacterial and fungal components of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in Caribbean corals. His work at USM focuses on conducting lab studies to better understand effects of stressors on fish and shellfish in the Mississippi Sound to resolve critical ecosystem model parameters within the context of Bonnet Carre Spillway flood response events. His overarching goal is to help inform fishery managers, stakeholders, and policy makers on how to sustain ecological and economic prosperity amid changing climate dynamics.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking, canoeing, scuba diving, surfing, snowboarding, climbing and virtually any outdoor activity. He especially enjoys laying on the beach while planning how to travel to as many destinations as he can. He hopes to eventually work with sharks, as the Shortfin Mako has been his favorite animal since childhood.