I graduated from Stanford University (2019) with a B.S. in Geological Sciences. While there, I completed an undergraduate honors thesis regarding the effects of soil moisture on soil CO2 respiration at small spatial and temporal scales, utilizing a combination of remote-sensing and field-based observations. As part of my work, I served as a field assistant for a National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Airborne Observation Platform project with Dr. Dana Chadwick. 

Additionally, I worked as a GIS assistant in the Branner Earth Sciences Library, cultivating skills in database management, ArcGIS and QGIS software, and R and Python programming. In order to continue developing a geospatial analytics skillset, I am currently enrolled in CU Boulder Earth Lab’s professional certificate program for Earth Data Analytics. Since graduating, I have been working as a research assistant with the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, assisting Dr. Kelly Elder with an avalanche dendrochronology project and performing data QA/QC for the NASA SnowEx project. 

These experiences have reinforced for me the value of applying geospatial tools and field-based study, and encourage me to continue learning and applying Earth analytics in future research endeavors (and hopefully, in the near future, as a graduate student!).