I am currently a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow in the Data Science Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey. My research focus is on machine learning for water resource modeling.
I completed my BS and MS degrees at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. With Dr. Daniel Ames as my adviser, I worked on research centered on data standards during my MS degree. I did my Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA with Dr. Jonathan Goodall. As a Ph.D. student, I studied crowd-sourced datasets, machine learning models, and active stormwater systems to address coastal, urban flooding.
I really enjoy my research – I love learning new things. That said, the prime environment for my learning and teaching has been with my family.
I love to play frisbee, ride my bike (esp. with my family), be outside in general, and bake bread and pizza.