- MEM Primary Concentration: Management Concentration: Environmental Analytics and Modeling (EAM)
- MEM Secondary Concentration: Environment Concentration: Terrestrial and Freshwater Environments (TFE)
- Expected Graduation Date: May 2025
What is your previous work experience?
I spent the summer after undergrad working in my hometown’s engineering department as a stormwater intern. After gaining skills in hydrological monitoring I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where I monitored desert springs as an AmeriCorps intern in the Scientists in the Parks Program at the NPS Mojave Desert Network. From there, I moved to the Sierra Nevada, where I spent the past year as an ORISE fellow studying the hydrological response to processed-based alpine meadow restoration with the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station.
Why did you choose the Nicholas School?
I choose the Nicholas School for the access to quality education related to water resources management and data analytics and modeling. Additionally, all of the current students and alumni I chatted with had wonderful things to say about the MEM program!
What are you looking forward to as an incoming Nicholas School student?
I look forward to joining a diverse community of students and faculty who are all interested in protecting the environment. I am excited to get back in the classroom and learn new skills in modeling and data analytics that I can apply in future jobs to protect water resources.
Do you have any areas of interest or special focus you will undertake during your time at the Nicholas School?
I plan to focus on water resources management and environmental modeling. I want to understand and model how land use and climate change affect hydrologic systems and use this knowledge to inform management decisions to conserve water resources.
What are your current career aspirations?
After graduate school I hope to help advance sustainable water management solutions that are informed by data analytics and environmental modeling. I am especially interested in working with water resources on public lands.