About Me

As a research assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont, I study the intersection of water resources with the built and natural environment. My research encompasses a combination of advanced computational methods (e.g. artificial neural networks) with field methods such as land surveying and environmental monitoring with sensors. I also am studying new methods to measure watershed erosion and sediment transport in river systems. I research the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in environmental sensing and disaster response.  I hope to develop tools that help organizations better utilize and understand both existing environmental data and data from new technologies and sensors. These tools can be used to inform decision-making in watersheds and guide protection and management strategies. I previously completed a dual-degree bachelor program at University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College, and subsequently worked for three years as a consulting civil engineer before returning to UVM to pursue my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. I am a licensed professional engineer in the State of Vermont and have taught undergraduate courses in land surveying and mapping (geomatics).

Read more about the research projects I have worked on here

Research Interests

  • Watershed Erosion and Sediment Transport
  • Spatial Data Science
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and LiDAR
  • Spatial Thinking and Education
  • In-Stream Turbidity and Monitoring
  • Flood Hazards
  • GIS Analysis and Mapping