Research Statement

Please feel invited to peruse my CV for further demonstration of my skills and work.

Virginia Tech Dissertation Research 2015 – Present

  • Determining the driving hyporheic exchange locations at the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab on Stroubles Creek and creating relationships between these locations and more readily-available information such as topography and geology to be used by watershed managers to better manage nutrient loading to the system from hyporheic flow

Virginia Tech Graduate Research Assistant Spring & Summer 2016

Biological Systems Engineering Department

  • Worked for Dr. W. Cully Hession on a completing a stream restoration assessment literature review, managing livestock and analyzing data for research on how different grazing techniques affect runoff water quality, as well as assisting with his senior design capstone course mentoring and grading student design teams.

OSU Graduate Thesis Research 2013 – 2015

  • Developing steady-state and transient models of the Rush Springs aquifer using GMS and MODFLOW in order to determine groundwater flow  and run additional scenarios for use by OWRB in making policy decisions as well as analyzing how different management policies affect baseflow conditions within this aquifer
  • Presented @ 2014 Governor’s Water Conference, 2015 ASABE International Meeting, and 2016 ASABE International Meeting