I am interested in how physical climate impacts interact with environmental management and ecological functioning, on time scales of storms to decades. I have experience studying wave-driven beach erosion and recovery; the use of beach nourishment (sand replenishment) as a coastal management practice; and satellite mapping of coral reefs to inform conservation and restoration efforts. I am also passionate about environmental-social justice and climate change communication, and advancing equity and inclusion in science.
I am excited to be joining San Jose State University in Fall 2021 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor for the new Earth System Science major, developing connections between main campus and SJSU's Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.
Science Friday Interview: Does more sand always mean a better beach?
WHOI Coastal Field Methods Course (see time stamp 2:35-2:52 in video on right side of page)
Resources for LGBTQ+ Oceanographers
Ph.D. Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, 2016
M.S. Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, 2011
B.S. Physics, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2007, Cum Laude