Mallarie is a postdoctoral researcher working with Pete Raimondi, Mark Carr and Will White at Oregon State University. She is broadly interested in how spatial processes interact with local features to shape both population and community dynamics. For her PhD, she examined how factors like local landscape features and functional diversity influence the stability and functioning of a multitrophic coastal fish community. Her Master's thesis focused on how both local- and seascape-scale variation in eelgrass habitat structure interacts with fish body size to impact predator-prey relationships. Her time in the RC lab will be spent working on an MPA network connectivity project. Using a suite of quantitative tools and mathematical modeling approaches, the project will explore the resilience and efficacy of California's MPA network.