About Me

I am a PhD student in the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences (MEES) program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. I am located at Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, MD and work with Dr. Greg Silsbe. I am widely interested in understanding the spatial and temporal variability of ecological processes in coastal environments. My dissertation research uses a combination of in situ, satellite and drone remote sensing to study terrestrial and aquatic coastal habitats.

Originally from Elkton, Maryland, I received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Washington College and a Master’s of Environmental Management and Geospatial Analysis certification from Duke University. I am passionate about education and outreach and have worked with K-12 teachers to develop environmental education lesson plans and am currently running drone mapping workshops for local students.