Groundwater resources support global food supply and civilization, yet are in decline worldwide. With a background in hydrogeology and data science, I develop scalable and scientific methods to monitor, model, and manage regional-scale aquifers. I've built simulations of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, open source frameworks for real-time groundwater monitoring, and models that predict if a well may run dry during drought or unsustainable management.
I'm also passionate about science education, the outdoors, and expedition behavior. Before pursuing a PhD, I taught environmental science to middle and high school students in Yosemite and the Marin Headlands for the educational nonprofit NatureBridge, and spent summers leading expeditions in the wilderness, and in Thailand for National Geographic Student Expeditions. I love the challenge of guiding tight knit groups from different cultures across difficult terrain, speaking to large crowds, communicating to diverse audiences, and improvising.
In my free time, I enjoy alpine climbing, running, surfing, tinkering on bikes, reading, playing guitar, and cooking extravagant dinners.
PhD in Hydrogeology, 2020
BA in Integrative Biology, minor in Conflict Resolution, 2011
Automated water quality reports for > 3,000 California public water systems. 🏆 Winner 2019 California Water Data Challenge.
Built a website that gathered > 1,000 signatories of leading groundwater scientists from ~100 countries in 1 month. The statement …
Exploratory data analysis of California's Online State Well Completion Report Database.
Using random forests, boosting, LDA, and QDA with variable probability thresholds for global landslide classification.