Peyton is a problem solver, passionate about managing our oceans by balancing the needs of communities and the environment. Peyton received a BS. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina where she became enthralled with the complexity of fisheries management during field work in the Galapagos. To dive deeper into this field, she headed to pursue a Masters Degree in Coastal Marine Resources Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). At UCSB she honed in on international management of small-scale fisheries, working with communities in Brazil, Tahiti, and Hawai’i to create management recommendations that allowed for communities and ecosystems to thrive. It was here that she first began developing online decision support tools using R-Shiny with Nature Analytics. Now as a Fisheries Ecologist and Project Discovery Lead for Nature Analytics, she is continuing to develop innovative tools for fisheries management in addition to media production, stakeholder engagement, and fieldwork.

Fisheries ecologist