I am a PhD student in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia in Athens. My primary passion is water and natural resource management in the most general sense, and my background includes degrees in environmental and civil engineering (from Colorado State and University of Illinois, respectively). Although I am not yet there, I hope to someday become an ecological engineer (i.e., one that "promotes the development of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both", American Ecological Engineering Society).
In addition to my role as a PhD student, I am fortunate to work as a researcher for the Environmental Laboratory of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this role my research broadly focuses on how ecosystems interact with water resources infrastructure. I work within a fantastic team of people including: Dr. Craig Fischenich, Sarah Miller, Jock Conyngham, Dr. Bruce Pruitt, Bobby McComas, Mike Channell, and many others. I am stationed in Athens, Georgia to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between the Corps, the University of Georgia, and the EPA Ecosystems Research Division.
If you'd like "just the facts", my resume and publications list are linked below. In the interest of keeping you up to date, I have also listed publications that are in varying stages of release (e.g., draft, review).