I joined the Butman Lab in the fall of 2017 as a doctoral student in Civil & Environmental Engineering. My interests are in carbon and nutrient cycling, especially between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, so that efforts to preserve and restore ecosystems are more informed. After earning a BA in chemistry at Occidental College, I worked as a molecular biology research assistant at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, then completed a MS in Environmental Science & Engineering at OHSU. With help from David Butman and UW soil scientist Sally Brown, I am formulating plans for my doctoral research.
In my spare time, I make pottery, play with dogs, and go on unconventional adventures, such as a month-long stand up paddle board journey from the Washington-Canada border to Portland along the Columbia River.