Research in the geosciences requires increasing integration of knowledge and data on earth, atmospheric, and oceanic processes. As a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Directorate for Geosciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), I am examining how data access policies and research cyberinfrastructure can be improved to facilitate knowledge discovery and reproducibility in the geosciences.

Prior to my science policy fellowship, I pursued my postdoctoral research (2013-2017) with Jasper Kok at UCLA on aeolian (wind-driven) sediment transport processes.

I earned my Ph.D. (2008-2013) with Doug Jerolmack at the University of Pennsylvania on fluvial (water-driven) sediment transport processes.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University (2003-2008), where I also obtained certificates in Geological Engineering and East Asian Studies.