I am a researcher and teacher, currently as a PhD candidate working with Mark Stacey out of University of California Berkeley’s EFMH Group. I enjoy collaborating with many people! During graduate school I have worked extensively with Jessie Lacy and other scientists out of the US Geological Survey’s Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center. I have also been a part of the Coastal Oceanography Group at UCD in Davis, California, and the Grupo de Procesos e Ingeniería Costera at USM in Valparaíso, Chile.

At the broadest scale, I am interested in the myriad forces that affect how low-lying coastal regions “work”. I seek to study:

I work primarily as a field scientist, but I understand that connecting field data to larger spatiotemporal scales using remote sensing and modeling applications is crucial.

Outside of technical questions, I am energized by cultural theory and historical ecology of water and infrastructure. I want to support degrowth-oriented and citizen-centered environmental science, management, and activism. This includes good pedagogy, low-impact/cost methods, small-group organizing, and independent institutions.

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Photo of me up-close from the surface of the water, with sun glint in the background and film grain.