Welcome to my website!
I am an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management at California State University Channel Islands, and hold an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University.
In Fall 2023, I will be starting a new position as an Assistant Professor of Physical Geography in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I will also be affiliated with the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota.
Here you can find some highlights of my research, teaching, and mentorship, as well as a little bit about my background and my up-to-date contact information.
I’ve been passionate about science since I was 3 years old. According to my mom, I told her that I wanted to walk on the rings of Saturn, but to not worry because I’d bring my car-seat to be safe. Although I now realize that walking on the rings of Saturn is not particularly feasible, my passion for scientific discovery and exploration has not abated. Ultimately, my interests fell less with what is happening on other planets, and more with understanding the physical processes that govern our own – Earth.
My current research focuses on the ecohydrology of riparian areas, particularly those that have been impacted by beaver damming. I use a combination of remote sensing, modeling, and field to work understand how beaver damming changes these landscapes and on what timescales those changes operate. I also have an interest in science education research, particularly curriculum development.
When I’m not doing research or teaching, I enjoy hiking, running, yoga, camping, and playing board games and video games.