I have been passionate about science and biology since my first interaction with a horseshoe crab - and a marine biologist - at my local library in Charleston, SC. I was introduced to wetland science as an undergrad and began studying coastal wetlands in graduate school. I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Margaret Palmer at the University of Maryland. I investigate the drivers and patterns of carbon dynamics in interior and coastal wetlands in the Delmarva Peninsula. When not immersed in coastal ecology and wetland science, I enjoy being on the water, camping, cooking, and a good board game. 


University of Florida

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)                                                                                                                                               May 2018

Environmental Engineering and Systems Ecology

University of North Carolina Asheville 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)                                                                                                                                                               December 2011

Environmental Science

Asheville-Buncombe Community Colege

Associate of Science (A.S.)                                                                                                                                        December 2009