My background is in structural geology, acoustic seafloor mapping, spatial data visualization and marine environmental habitat modeling. I am the primary data evaluator for the Cabled Array section of the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative. The Cabled Array is a diverse and interdisciplinary suite of cabled sensors, delivering real-time insight to geological, physical, chemical and biological processes occurring in the Ocean at this very moment. My current focus is on developing efficient data management workflows to organize, evaluate and annotate the high volume of data products streaming out of the OOI.
I was born and raised in Mainz, Germany. I received my B.S. in Geology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and my M.S. from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I have worked as a Wireline Engineer for Schlumberger in the Republic of Congo, Quality Assurance lead for Apple in California, and contracted Research Scientist for NOAA out of Charleston, SC.
During my time as a M.S. candidate at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, I taught the GEOL 395 Intro to Seafloor Mapping. Students learned to organize, process and analyze raw multibeam sonar data using Caris HIPS 9.0 to map seafloor bathymetry and backscatter. Additionally, I taught two semesters of Environmental Geology Introductory Lab 103, with a focus on facilitating team-based, cooperative problem solving strategies.