Interests: Studying fluvial geomorphology, focusing on feedbacks between stream morphology and sediment transport with interest in incorporating hydrologic research into resource management and public policy as well as science outreach education. My dissertation field work focuses on setting up stream monitoring in Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, near Murphy, ID. Other field campaigns during my PhD have also included the Kohala Peninsula, HI and the Henry Mountains, UT.
Background: My PhD research includes developing technologies to improve bedload monitoring in mountain streams by building and deploying Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and accelerometer embedded particles and comparing deposition locations with flow modeling. While I am currently studying how water moves coarse sediment, my civil and environmental engineering BS and MS focused on water quality.
Outstanding Student Paper Award - American Geophysical Union, 2012 Fall Meeting, Earth & Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group (2012)
Graduate Student Seed Project: Henry Mountains, UT - National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (2011 - 2011)
Graduate Scholarship - American Federation of Mineralogical Sciences (2011 - 2011)
Grants-in-Aid - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2011 - 2011)
Graduate Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2011 - 2011)
'Every drop counts' Scholarship - Ozarka (2011 - 2012)
Ground based LiDAR field acquisition - Idaho National Laboratory (2011 - 2012)
Research Fellowship, academic year - ConocoPhillips (2010 - 2011)
DeFord Field Geology Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas (2010 - 2010)
Muehlberger Field Geology Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas (2010 - 2010)
Mentor, Pre Grad Internship Program, University of Texas (2013)
Graduate liaison, Geosciences Leadership Organization for Women, University of Texas (2012)
Mentor, Pre Grad Internship Program, University of Texas (2011)
Evaluating bedload transport: tracers, accelerometers, channel morphology, and flow modeling in Reynolds Creek, Idaho, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho, Boise, ID (2012)
External Photo Galleries
Bedload monitoring: Design, build, deploy, survey-- repeat.
RFID and motion tracers in Reynolds Creek, Idaho-- near Murphy, ID in Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed
Science magazine news feature
re: tracers and Reynolds Creek
Features smart rocks in Reynolds Creek