About Me: I received my Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas, with an Environmental Engineering concentration and minors in Sustainability and Spanish. I spent most of elementary school and middle school in Fort Collins, so I’m glad to be returning to the state and living in the Rockies! In my free time, I love to camp, backpack, snowboard, and exercise outdoors. During my undergraduate education, I focused my honors research on comparing the economics of a traditional carbonation method and a novel carbonation invention for craft beer. I decided to pursue a Master of Science in the CEE department at CSU because I want to work towards a sustainable balance between the engineered and natural world, especially for water resources
Research Focus: I am a first-year master’s student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. For my research, I will be combining hydrology, ecology, and urbanization datasets to develop a quantitative assessment of global floodplain integrity. An index of integrity has already been developed and applied to the state of Colorado, and my work will aim to take this methodology to a global scale. Numerically assessing floodplain health allows restoration efforts to be targeted to the locations most negatively impacted by anthropogenic development.