My interests in water quality and the intersection of science, management, and policy has led me to pursue a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship for the 2013-2014 year. I will be embarking in this new, exciting direction in September 2013 as part of the Environmental Protection Agency Innovation Team located in Washington, DC.
I completed my PhD at the University of Southern California in 2011 in the laboratory of David Caron studying algal bloom dynamics and the effects of hypoxia on coastal phytoplankton populations. I was involved with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) throughout my graduate career, which allowed me to explore technologies for embedded, autonomous sensing and novel technologies for aquatic research.
I was awarded a competitive Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University to investigate the effects of rising CO2 on protistan grazing of harmful species of phytoplankton. I am also part of a collaborative team headed by Joaquim Goes at LDEO using field-based research to investigate climate-driven variability in phytoplankton community composition in the eastern Bering Sea. In collaboration with Andy Juhl at LDEO I also pursued research on high temporal and spatial variability of water quality in the Hudson River.
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