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.
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)
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