I am a PhD Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Institute of Marine Sciences. My research interests lie in coastal sediments - their origins and fates. Marshes act as metronomes of sea-level rise, recording changes in inundation within their soils. By tracking the pace of North Carolina’s rapidly shifting wetlands through time and space, I aim to better explain feedbacks between topography and sedimentation. Which areas of our coast are naturally resilient to rising tides – and how can these areas inform preservation efforts?
PhD Student, 2020-
UNC Chapel Hill
BSc in Geology and Environmental Sciences, 2018
The College of William and Mary
Summer Coursework in Entrepreneurship, 2015
Washington University in St. Louis
Using open source turbidity sensors to monitor sediment delivery to varied saltmarsh settings
Tracking changes in Barrier Island geomorphology over a year on North Core Banks, NC
Why do two adjacent environments (creeks and marshes) respond to sediment loading in different ways?