I’m a masters student at Duke's NSOE, with a concentration in coastal environmental management. I graduated from Emory University with a BS in Environmental Science and completed an honors thesis on One Health in rural Madagascar. During undergrad, I researched in an Infectious disease lab, interned with the CDC, and worked with sea turtles at Mote Marine. Before my in country field experience begins this summer, I will be interning with the Oceans and Vessels program at Friends of the Earth in DC. My career goals are to work in Ocean Health and international development. In my free time I enjoy Harry Potter, puppies, scuba diving, boating, fishing, running, cooking, tennis, ballet, and adventures.
My stomach performed a series of backflips as the plane shuddered and dropped a foot. We were flying from Guayaquil to a small island off the coast, in a tiny puddle jumper, barely large enoughContinue reading
The Guayas River winds lazily through Guayaquil, a hot and humid city 252 miles from the capitol. The boardwalk along the river (the Malecón) transitions into the 444 steps of Cerro Santa Ana. The stairsContinue reading
9,252 feet above sea level, I shivered in the cold air. I did not prepare for Ecuador being so chilly. In every direction, blue mountain ridges bordered Quito, including the snow-capped Cotopaxi. If you didn’tContinue reading
The oceans drive life on Earth. The perpetual cycle of erosion and deposition has shaped our planet and some theorize that life began in the oceans, or rather the primordial soup. Oceans influence climate, produce aContinue reading
I’d equate the feeling you get exiting the Metro to how Montague felt after he successfully apparated out of the vanishing cabinet in the fifth Harry Potter book. After extricating myself from a crowd ofContinue reading
Why am I in DC? The blog is entitled “building a blue carbon science toolkit in Ecuador”. Every adventure begins somewhere. Harry Potter starts in a cupboard under the stairs in muggle suburbia, not theContinue reading