September 2017: Participated in the International Coastal Clean-Up with Save the Bay in Rhode Island!
Enjoyed learning about nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics at the 2017 Estuary Workshop "Limiting Factors Beyond Nitrogen" hosted by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.
August 2017: Had a great time at the Providence Waterways Woonasquatucket River Clean-Up.
July 2017: Attended New England Water Environment Association's "Creating Resilient Infrastructure and Watersheds" conference in Lowell, MA.
June 2017: Gained knowledge about residential rain gardens at the "Rain Garden Installation Demo" at King Park in Newport, Rhode Island.
Aided in salt marsh grass planting for Ninigret Pond salt marsh restoration with the Narrow River Preservation Association.
May 2017: Completed the New York Academy of Sciences Scientist in Residence program at a local middle school. It was a great semester of conducting experiments to determine the effects of pollution on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems!
April 2017: Had a great time co-leading an Aquatic Resource Youth Educator Training at the Onondaga Lake Visitor's center and touring the newly-restored streams and wetlands (Nine Mile Creek and Geddes Brook) with the Watershed Hydrology class. Also enjoyed joining a local high school for a tour of Harbor Brook CSO Pilot Treatment Wetlands
Volunteered at Girl's Summit and SUNY-ESF Kid's Day co-leading a watershed modeling exercise.
March 2017: Attended March to Lake Day, a public scientific symposium on the state of the science regarding Owasco Lake water chemistry and harmful algal blooms, with a group of interested SUNY-ESF undergraduate students.
Had a great time building watershed models and discussing environmental pollution with a local 5th grade class.
February 2017: Passed the oral and written portions of my Ph.D. candidacy exams.
January 2017: Attended the American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on Extreme Event Impacts on Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles and Fluxes in Puerto Rico.
Had a great field tour of Owasco Flats with the SUNY-ESF Watershed Hydrology class!
December 2016: Attended Cornell University's Systems Thinking Symposium "Applying Systems Thinking to Complex Water and Policy Problems" - interesting presentations by graduate student fellows!
Presenting poster on "Impact of Stream Restoration on Riparian Hydrology and Biogeochemistry" at American Geophysical Union's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
October 2016: Participated in Geosciences panel at SUNY-ESF for New York high school students via SUNY-ESF Outreach.
Attended Youth Aquatic Resource Educator Training and Izaak Walton League of America Creek Freaks Certification Program at Cornell Biological Field Station.
Aided in a field trip of Onondaga Lake Watershed with a local NY high school - we discussed the history of the area, calculated stream flow, and searched for macroinvertebrates.
April 2016: Had a great time volunteering for the Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair and Rhode Island Science Olympiad.
March 2016: Guest lecturer for FOR 340/540 Watershed Hydrology on stream restoration and watershed management, "Stream restoration: moving towards an ecosystem-based perspective?"
Enjoyed scoring Soil Science essays for the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon.
September 2015: Attended the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing Workshop at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis, MD.
Summer 2015: Great field season conducting nutrient injections and riparian/hyporheic/stream sampling following storm events!
June 2015: Presented research at the Gordon Research Conference on Catchment Science in Andover, NH.
May 2015: Environmental Geology Field Demonstration Workshop Participant, Central New York Association of Professional Geologists, Syracuse, NY.
Presented research at the Society for Freshwater Science meeting in Milwaukee, WI, also chaired the Student-Mentor Mixer and judged undergraduate research posters .
April 2015: Guest lecturer for FOR 340/540 Watershed Hydrology, "We all live downstream: exploring stream restoration practices and pollution tradeoffs."
March 2015: Invited panelist for Syracuse University's Research Methods panel at the Graduate Research Conference in Syracuse, NY.
Served as a volunteer science judge for the Corcoran High School Earth Science Symposium.
Had a great day judging senior division projects at the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair.