I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). My research uses geochemical tracers (e.g., radioisotopes and stable isotopes) to better understand water, nutrient, and trace metal cycling in freshwater and marine ecosystems. I apply these tools across diverse and complex landscapes as well as in the context of new (wildfire) and pre-existing disturbances (wastewater). Most of my research has focused on landscapes with direct coastal connections, like the reefs of Oahu, Hawaii, as well as the estuaries and rivers along California's central coast.
I also dedicate time to mentoring and building GEMS (Geosciences Education and Mentorship Support)
, a free virtual program for those seeking support and guidance in applying to graduate school and/or fellowships in the geosciences. All students should have access to the support and resources they need to be successful and feel like they belong in STEM. View Curriculum Vitae