Affiliations and Roles
Graduate Mentor, PhD Student, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: I have broad research interests in water resources, ecohydrology, sustainable systems, climate change and bioenvironmental challenges in rural and low-resource areas.
About Me: I am in my third year of the PhD program in the field of biological and environmental engineering preparing for a career in academia. My graduate research integrates hydrological engineering, sustainable systems and computational science and engineering. I have been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship and the Cornell Fellowship. I am a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and an associate member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society.
I graduated cum laude from the College of Engineering at Cornell University in May 2019, earning a BS in biological engineering with a bioenvironmental engineering concentration. As an undergraduate, I was a P3 scholar, a member of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society and a GSMU mentee. I was also a NACME scholar and an LSAMP scholar and REU participant. I had the opportunity to serve as team leader for the Cornell ASABE BEE Robotics Team and as team leader for the Engineers for a Sustainable World Solar Food Dryer Project Team. I earned the Cornell Certificate in Engaged Leadership.
I was an undergraduate teaching assistant for Bio-Fluid Mechanics. I completed a year of undergraduate research in the Soil and Water Lab in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and a summer research internship in the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. I have presented research at multiple symposiums.
When I was an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to perform in the Cornell Black Box Theater. I took 6 semesters of Classical Dance Technique in the Performing Media Arts Department and was in the World Drum and Dance Ensemble for a year. I have taken 6 Cornell Outdoor Education classes.
I am happy to answer questions about free summer school and winter session tuition, faculty-mentored research, applying for undergraduate research grants, summer REUs and research internships, poster sessions and oral presentations, community engagement, project teams, serving as a teaching assistant and other Cornell leadership and professional development opportunities. I am also happy to provide tips for applying for graduate school admissions and fellowshipsIf needed, please reach out for strategies to get your grades up if you run into trouble. Believe me, there are ways to turn things around even when things might seem bleak.