Collin is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He completed a Bachelor's degree in both Biology and Marine Science at the University of Alabama. Prior to attending KAUST, Collin worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Alaska. Other institutions that Collin has worked with include: the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Geological Survey of Alabama, Oregon Sea Grant, and the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
As a Master’s student in the Reef Ecology Lab, Collin is primarily focused on 1) An initial assessment of bonefish (Albula spp.) lineages in the Red Sea, and 2) Movement patterns of reef associated stingrays (Dasyatis). To investigate these topics, Collin utilizes molecular analysis, otolith microstructure examination, mark-recapture tagging, and acoustic telemetry