About Me

I am a PhD candidate working under Dr. Nicholas Nagle in the Department of Geography & Sustainability at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. My dissertation work is focused on developing methodologies to improve small area estimation of forest biometrics using data from the USFS FIA inventory. This work is funded through a cooperative agreement with the US Forest Service.

My previous research focused on wetlands & forests in the conterminous United States and was conducted while I was a contracted GIS Specialist at the US Geological Survey. My research provides better tools to understand ecosystems where traditional survey techniques are difficult or impossible to apply due to cost, inaccessibility, denial of access, or high variability.

I have a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy (concentration in Environmental Management) from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences (minor in Chemistry) from the University of Virginia.


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