About Me

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Geological Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2016)
Research: Catchment Scale Feedback Effects on Surface-Subsurface Carbon and Nitrogen Transformations, Water Quality, and Infiltration

PhD, UC Berkeley, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2016)
Dissertation: Simulating Bioclogging Effects on Dynamic Permeability, Infiltration, and Subsurface Geochemistry

MS, Geosciences, San Francisco State University (2012)
Thesis: Recharge beneath Low-Impact Development and the Effects of Climate Variability and Change

BA, French and Sociology, UC Santa Barbara (2006)

Research Experience

UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research: Leipzig, Germany

2013,2014: Visiting Scholar: Conducted hyporheic zone and numerical modeling with scientists at UFZ. My research work focused on assessing groundwater-surface water interactions at the Wohler Riverbank Filtration site along the Russian River, CA working collaboratively with the Sonoma County Water Agency

NASA Ames Research Center: Science Systems and Applications Inc. DEVELOP National Program

2010-2012: Center Lead, Research Adviser, Project Coordinator: Principal investigator for 3 different applied science research projects. Collaborated research partnerships with the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Water Resources, and the National Park Service. Oversaw the development and implementation of more than 10+ research teams. Developed research topics and wrote project proposals to NASA Headquarters. Participated in outreach events for encouraging students in STEM fields. Member of the DEVELOP strategic planning committee.



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