ABOUT ME

My early research focused on the fate and transport of waterborne contaminants in the coastal ocean and their public health implications. However, many coastal problems have upstream watershed solutions, leading me to expand my research up watershed to explore the causes of and solutions to formal drainage problems. My current work lies at the nexus of the social, ecological, and engineering sciences and frequently involves a combination of field ecology, hydrology, public perception surveys, and statistical modeling tools to integrate multi-disciplinary perspectives.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Urban water quantity and quality

PhD Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

2012

Characterization and modeling of green infrastructure services and disservices and their socio-ecological drivers

Public perception of urban greenspace and greenspace equity

Socio-ecological disturbance regimes and green infrastructure performance

M.S. Marine Biology

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

2010

B.S. Marine Biology

University of California Santa Cruz

2005

Virginia Tech

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