I am from Denver, NC. I served in the Peace Corps as an Agriculture volunteer in Ghana. I worked as a Botany tech for the Forest Service in the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Oregon. In Ghana I regularly saw the fluctuation of water available in my village as I drew water from a well for my daily needs. In Oregon I was introduced to a forest with seasonal water availability, with ephemeral creeks and dried up lake beds. These experiences directed my interests to water resources and hydrology. I’m currently working on a MS in Natural Resources – Hydrology Technical Option.
Area of Research:
My research involves quantifying the water fluxes within a forested land application watershed in Jacksonville, NC through hydrological modeling and examining the feedbacks between water availability and the forest.
My career goal is to work with water resource sustainability planning and ecosystem restoration projects through a government agency.
Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Science, Sustainable Development Concentration, Mathematics minor from Appalachian State University, Boone NC.
I love hiking, cooking, and travelling to new places.