Brian joined Pacific Whale Foundation in 2023. As a research technician based in Hawai’i, Brian is responsible for UAS (drone) field operations, data processing, and analysis. He has a MSc degree in Biology from California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and a BSc degree in Biology with Emphasis in Marine Biology from San Diego State University. For his graduate research, Brian studied diet and morphometric variability among populations of a reef fish throughout southern California. He previously worked as a research technician in support of the CSULB Shark Lab’s juvenile white shark monitoring project.