Growing up in rural PA, I developed a love for the outdoors and landscapes through playing outside, hiking in the local forests, and canoeing on rivers and lakes. I decided to study oceanography because it used math and physics to explain observations in the environment and the potential to do cool fieldwork. My most formative educational experiences, particularly the SEA Semester study abroad program as an undergraduate, have connected observations, data, and experience in a landscape to the fundamental theories I learned in traditional classroom settings. As a graduate student at Oregon State University, I study ocean mixing in glacier fjords and other funky places in the ocean.
Girls in Icy Fjords Onsite Coordinator 2019