Is a graduate student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, expected degree M.S. Environment & Resources
I am interested in the likely ecological, chemical, and physical effects of carbon acidification on the Great Lakes. I am hoping use what we know about ocean acidification and freshwater carbonate chemistry to further develop research and observation of the Great Lakes. In addition to modeling, I plan on gathering data on the likely socioeconomic and ecological impacts through expert elicitations and hope to develop a more comprehensive assessment on native and invasive species' pH tolerance and sensitivity.
B.S. 2009, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
My undergraduate degree is in Biology & Society which is interdisciplinary in nature and allowed me to take a range of biological, environmental, and science and technology studies courses. My interest in anthropogenic CO2 emissions and global climate change grew during my senior year of college. Having grown up spending summers along the coast of the North Atlantic, I found this to be an interesting way to observe and understand environmental change in large-scale aquatic and marine ecosystems.
I am former college rower so in addition to rowing, I have been trying my hand at several other endurance sports since graduating from college. I traveled and volunteered throughout South America after college and have a strong desire to someday continue my work and research abroad.