My research focuses on the intersection of hydrology and sediment biogeochemistry. I apply my background in engineering, along with the use of various high-tech tools (such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and flow-imaging particle size analysis) to explore the biogeochemical cycles of iron, phosphorus, manganese, nitrogen and carbon, and their effects on water quality and aquatic ecology.
I completed a Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University and am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh, working with Dr. Emily Elliott's lab as part of the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach. More information on my research interests and publications can be found at ResearchGate.
When not in the lab, I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, backpacking, fishing, and mushroom hunting.