I am a freshwater ecologist whose research connects local, field-based studies to global datasets to understand broad-scale patterns in streams, rivers, and lakes. I ask questions that link physical and biological measures of ecosystem structure to ecosystem function, with the goal of predicting how human activities affect freshwater biogeochemical cycles.
I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology in May 2017 from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. I am currently a postdoctoral associate with the Carey Lab at Virginia Tech, where I'm working on a number of projects related to nutrient cycling in lakes and reservoirs, as well as co-developing Macrosystems EDDIE teaching modules to bring "big data" concepts into undergraduate ecology classes.
In addition to research and teaching, I enjoy participating in community outreach activities, writing about science, and playing outdoors.
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