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Graduate Research Fellow
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
102D Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8178
Fax: 
(845) 365-8150

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Fields of interest: 
Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Biogeochemistry, Marine Biology

My interdisciplinary graduate research project addresses the impacts of regional climate change on planktonic microorganisms in coastal marine ecosystems. Using integrated laboratory experiments and field studies, I examine the coupled biological and chemical changes in marine ecosystems as a result of increased anthropogenic climate change. Much of my research focuses on the interactive effects of ocean acidification and other chemical stressors on the growth and physiology of planktonic organisms. I also measure dissolved thorium isotopes in seawater to determine fluxes of atmospheric dust – a major source of iron for phytoplankton – in surface waters of the Indian Ocean.

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
M.Phil. Earth and Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
10/2015
M.S. Environmental Engineering Technology
University of Stavanger
06/2011
B.S. Chemistry
Villanova University
05/2009
Honors & Awards: 
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (2013-2016)
Norwegian Marshall Fund Scholarship, Norway-America Association (2010)
Fulbright Student Fellowship, Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange, Norway (2009-2010)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (2008)
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Sigma of Pennsylvania Chapter (Inducted 2008)