As an undergraduate I gained additional experience working with NOAA on an atmospheric chemistry/climate change project, studying climate impacts and resource management in the Mekong River watershed, and researching the development of rare earth elements in the Copper Harbor Conglomerate. After graduation I worked for a year in Alaska doing salmon habitat research and restoration with a local watershed non-profit. In the fall of 2012 I started a Master’s at the University of Wisconsin Geoscience Department studying hydrogeology under Dr. Jean Bahr.
In general I am interested in the connection between groundwater resources and streams. This semester I am funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center to work on a project seeking to better understand the source and susceptibility of baseflow to trout streams in the Driftless Area, WI and how this could be impacted in the future.