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Education

PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (July 2021)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Advisor: Dr. Gregory Characklis)

  • Dissertation: “Joint Mitigation of Supply and Financial Risk in Regional Water Supply Management Under Uncertainty”

MS in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (May 2017)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Thesis: “Integrating raw water transfers into an Eastern U.S. management context: a multi-objective analysis”, advised by Dr. Gregory Characklis

BS in Environmental Science and BA in Mathematics (May 2015)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Graduated with distinction and highest honors
  • Senior Thesis: “Racial disparities in municipal water and sewer access in western North Carolina”, advised by Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson

Experience

(current positions in bold)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems, Institute for the Environment, UNC Chapel Hill, July 2021 – Present

Postdoctoral Advisor, UNC Science Policy Advocacy Group, June 2021 – Present

Co-President, UNC Science Policy Advocacy Group, June 2020 – May 2021

Graduate Representative, Environmental Affairs Committee, UNC Student Government, July 2020 – June 2021

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 2015 – July 2021

Chair of Legislative Affairs, UNC Science Policy Advocacy Group, June 2019 – June 2020

Co-President, UNC Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Student Organization, July 2019 – June 2020

Policy Fellow, American Geophysical Union Voices for Science Program, April 2019 – April 2020

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Fall 2017, 2018, 2019: ENVR 890: R for Researchers (1 credit hour)
  • Fall 2016: ENVR 890: MATLAB for Researchers (1 credit hour)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2016-2019

  • ENVR 755: Water Resources Engineering (3 credit hours)

Intern and Post-Bachelor’s Research Assistant, Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, June – August of 2014 and 2015

  • 2014: Spatial optimization of second-generation bioenergy feedstocks in the Arkansas White-Red River Basin, mentored by Dr. Henriette Jager
  • 2015: Collection and cleaning of water quality data for, and calibration of the SWAT model for, the Tennessee River Basin, mentored by Dr. Gangsheng Wang

Research Assistant, UNC Water Institute
Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2013 and 2014

  • Data collection and identification of racial disparities of communities lacking access to municipal water and sewer service in North Carolina, advised by Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson and then-PhD Candidate Nicholas DeFelice

Researcher, Galapagos Science Center
San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Province, Ecuador, June – July 2012

  • Investigation of the water distribution system and water quality of San Cristobal, under supervision of Dr. Jill Stewart

Distinctions

Member, UNC Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society
(admitted March 2021)

American Geophysical Union Voices for Science, Cohort of 2019
(admitted February 2019)

Impact Award, Graduate Education Advancement Board,
UNC Chapel Hill Graduate School (April 2018)

National Science Foundation Travel Award (January 2018)

Member, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, Theta Chapter
(admitted March 2017)

Most Outstanding Environmental Research (BS Degree), Class of 2015,
UNC Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology (May 2015)