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)
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