An Energy and Earth Resources masters student at UT Austin with a background in Environmental Geosciences interested in community and stakeholder engagement to create triple-bottom line solutions to our greatest resource problems in the nexus of energy, water, food and waste.
Diverse work and research experience in zero waste planning and development, clean energy technology, nuclear mineralogy and the solar industry.
Expertise include: Water Resources Planning and Management; Groundwater Resource Evaluation; Decision Support Systems; Participatory Model Design; Energy, Technology and Policy; Environmental Awareness; Sustainable Practices; Social Responsibility; Waste, Water, Energy and Food Resource Management
Current Research Projects
Thesis: Island Sustainability--Simulating Energy and Water Tradeoffs for the Hawaiian Islands Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Pierce
Konstantin Lobodovsky Scholarship Award - Foundation of the Association of Energy Engineers (2013)
Diversity Fellowship Award - Jackson School of Geosciences, Energy and Earth Resources Program (2012 - 2013)
Father Murphy Scholarship for Excellence in Earth Sciences - University of Notre Dame, Civil Engineering Department (2010)
President, Energy Resources Group (2013 - 2014)
Executive Committee, Longhorn Energy Club (2013 - 2014)
Research Committee, UT Energy Forum (2013 - 2014)
Speakers Committee, UT Energy Forum (2012 - 2013)
Executive Secretary, Student Advisory Board, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (2011 - 2012)
Site Leader, Applied Science In Public Interest, Appalachia Service Learning Seminar (2010)
Environmental Educator, GreeND (2009 - 2012)
The role of community organizations and active peer effects in the adoption of residential solar PV, UT Austin Solar Conference: Analyzing the Evolution of the Global Solar Industry (2013)
A Decision Model for Natural Resource Management on Maui (poster), GSA Annual Meeting (2013)
A Decision Model for Natural Resource Management on Maui (poster), UT Energy Forum (2013)
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