Currently, I work on designing ceramic water filters for household water treatment in the developing world, specifically working on modeling flow through ceramic filters and understanding the influence of manufacturing variability on water composition.

Previously, I worked in geochemistry (tracking of pollutants in environmental systems, predominantly metals) and for a bit in historical climate reconstruction.


PhD Candidate, Environmental Health, Tufts University

Doctoral Fellow, NSF IGERT Water Diplomacy Program, Tufts University

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering, Clarkson University

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Psychology (Dual), Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute


Awarded the NSF IGERT in Water and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2014)

Awarded the Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship, Hudson River Foundation (2013)

Awarded the Robert LaFleur Award for “an excellent record in, commitment to, and promise in the field of environmental geosciences” (2012)

Won Ocean Sciences NSF Travel Scholarship for AGU (2011)

Won Undergraduate Research Symposium “Best Poster in Theoretical Category” (2011)

Won the Charles McMorrow Grant for undergraduate research (2010)


  • Capable with Microsoft Office, Photoshop Elements, qGIS, and can code HTML/CSS.
  • Very adept in statistical packages such as R, SPSS and Sigma Plot.
  • Trained in sediment core collection, fossil identification (foraminifera, diatoms, radiolaria), permanganate oxidation techniques, geochemical sediment stratigraphy.
  • Fully versed in sediment, water and air contaminant detection: can operate gamma counters, mass spec, UV-Vis spec, ICP-AES, XRF, Flame-AA, SEM, MIRAN, GRIMM and numerous other air sampling methods, PCR, E. Coli growth & detection, GC-FID and GC-ECD

research needs

  • Environmental social justice
  • Remote sensing
  • Sensor networks
  • Geochemistry
  • WASH
  • Emergency hygiene
  • Environmental sensors
  • Public health design