I am a watershed hydrologist and geomorphologist who works where people live, work, and play. The goal of my research is to improve the resilience and sustainability of water resources and aquatic ecosystems in the Anthropocene. I combine data collection in the environment, with lab work, numerical modeling, and collaboration with social scientists, engineers, ecologists, and others to solve interdisciplinary problems connecting water and people. Much of my group’s research focuses on urban watersheds, stormwater management, and plastic pollution.
Within and beyond the urban environment, I am interested in climate change’s effects on winter snowpacks and flood regimes and in how environmental decisions are made. I also interweave science communication, education, and public engagement throughout my professional activities.