National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Impact of Stream Restoration on Riparian Hydrology and Biogeochemistry. 1/2015-12/2018. Conducted seasonal greenhouse gas sampling from static chambers and groundwater and surface water sampling from nested riparian and in-stream piezometers to quantify shifts in hydrology (groundwater movement, surface water-groundwater interactions, hydraulic gradient) and biogeochemistry (cycling of C, N, and P) at agricultural restored and unrestored stream sites.
Research Assistant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Impact of Floodplain Restoration on Riparian Soil and Stream Sediment Denitrification Potential in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. 6/2013-12/2014. Conducted denitrification enzyme assays at agricultural restored, agricultural unrestored, and forested stream sites in the dormant and growing seasons to quantify environmental drivers of denitrification.
Coastal Fellow, University of Rhode Island, Exploring the Seasonal Flux of Greenhouse Gases from Beaver Pond Sediments. 5/2012-12/2012. Investigated the emission rates of methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide from sediments from three beaver ponds in southern Rhode Island via field sampling and controlled mesocosm experiments.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research at URI, Beaver Ponds and Transient Headwater Streams: Hidden Hotspots of Biogeochemical Cycling. 5/2011- 7/2011. Measured microbial biomass carbon as an indicator for biogeochemical cycling in beaver ponds and headwater streams in southern Rhode Island through the chloroform fumigation extraction method.
Coastal Fellow, University of Rhode Island, Investigating the Potential for Nitrate-N Removal in Rhode Island Transient Headwater Streams. 6/2010-12/2010. Investigated nitrogen removal capacity of headwater streams in Rhode Island by conducting bromide and nitrate slug tests.