I was born and raised in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania before leaving to earn a B.A. in geology at Colgate University. I am now enrolled as a Master’s student in the Oceanography Department of Rutgers University. My primary research interests involve nearshore processes and the way sediment transport influences geomorphology and stability in coastal areas. I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Coastal Climate Risk and Resiliency program because it will facilitate a more interdisciplinary approach to my studies, which I believe is critical to developing practical solutions to the complex problems of the natural world we face today.