|M.S. Student (Graduate Research Assistant)
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
Mann Hall, Room 428
2501 Stinson Drive
Raleigh NC 27607
I am a second-year graduate student in the CCHT at NC State University. I am from Raleigh and grew up going to North Carolina beaches. These beaches have driven my interest toward barrier island dynamics, coastal hazards, and forecasting effects of major storm systems. I received my undergraduate degree in civil engineering from NC State where I focused my courses in water resources and coastal engineering. During this time, I became involved with the coastal engineering team by attending weekly team meetings, joining the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI), and contributing to two research projects.
Continuing my education with a graduate degree, I have been working with Dr. Casey Dietrich to create a model which outputs predictions for high-energy storms. I am excited to have joined the CCHT, and I look forward to gaining a better understanding of barrier islands, coastal hazards, and storms.
Aside from research, I am involved in Engineers Without Borders, with whom I have made four trips to Guatemala to build rainwater catchment systems to provide drinking water for a remote mountain community called Caserio Panhux. I also played on the NCSU club lacrosse team, and in my free time, I like playing bass guitar and going to football games. GO PACK!