Recent Graduate Research
Snow in the Sierras / 2020
Exploring canopy structure influences on the vertical and spatiotemporal distribution of snow, utilizing the Advanced Canopy-Atmosphere-Soil algorithm (ACASA), a multi-layer soil-vegetation-atmosphere numerical model. Simulating the effect of different snow-covered canopy structures on the energy budget, and temperature and other scalar profiles within different forest types.
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Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.”
Current and Recent Service
Caring for our Watersheds --Woodland, CA
Environmental education competition that rewards students for solutions to watershed/hydrology problems. Winners are funded and work with their community to implement their projects. Read and evaluated the student proposals and provided feedback where improvement was needed and what was communicated successfully. Spring 2015 – present
President Mentorship Program Land, Air, & Water Resources (LAWR) 2016-2020— University of California, Davis
The program pairs environmental science undergraduates to current graduate students in LAWR to get a firsthand perspective on graduate school. The students were advised on topics including but not limited to the admission process, research, classes, and extracurricular activities. Work included solicitations for participants, appropriately pairing students, holding instructional workshops, organizing events between mentors and mentees, creating and maintaining the program website, yearly program evaluations and subsequent improvements.
Graduate Student Association, Executive Council 2016-2019— University of California, Davis
Manage applications and delegation of money for student activism funds, as well as plan and host wellness events for graduate students.
Habitat Restoration for Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS)2016-2019--Woodland, CA
The SLEWS program takes high school students from Yolo County and the surrounding region and exposes them to watershed restoration in a number of field days throughout the year. Responsible for helping groups of students participate in hands-on learning with activities like planting native species, bird watching, and journaling. Connects classroom learning with real-world applications to enhance education. Have worked with Davis, Sacramento, and Alpine High Schools.
Professor for the Future Fellow 2016-2017 -- University of California, Davis
A yearlong fellowship that focuses on creating a project that addresses a problem or concern faced by graduate students and/or postdocs. In this program I taught other graduate students how to create a mentorship program within their department for undergraduates interested in graduate school. The project was designed to help guide undergraduates without any access to resources such as first-generation students.