I am from Wilmington, North Carolina and studied physics at UNC Wilmington. After graduating I worked as a research assistant at the Center for Marine Science where I helped process and distribute data collected by an array of moorings on the NC shelf. I used the data to investigate the ocean’s physical response to tropical and extra tropical storms, as well as establish climatological trends in the coastal ocean. My research interest going forward is in the physical processes that govern coastal and estuarine systems. These regions are of particular interest to me because of the impact they have on society. Since most of society resides near a coast, it is important that we understand the physical processes and how human activity may impact them.
I grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, with the ocean at my doorstep. I have always enjoyed being outdoors and having a good adventure. This led me to six summers as an ocean lifeguard and hobbies such as surfing, hiking, and camping. On the other hand, I have always been curious in asking “why” and “how” things work. This curiosity led me to a degree in physics at UNC Wilmington. While studying at UNC Wilmington I was fortunate enough to discover the perfect intersection of my interests, physical oceanography.