Postdoctoral Scholar
Integrative Oceanography Division



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?

San Diego City Council public comment on the climate emergency (See time stamp 2:00:00-2:04:00 in the City Council recording

WHOI Coastal Field Methods Course (see time stamp 2:35-2:52 in video on right side of page)

LGBTQ+ Oceanographers

Survey: Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 Rainbow Reception for the LGBTQIA+ Community 

Google group for LGBTQ+ Oceanography community at large

SIO-QuEST (Queer Engineers Scientists and Technical Professionals) Google group 

AGU Connect LGBTQ+ Community


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