Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University 2008
B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science, Lehigh University 2001
Post-doctoral Associate, Florida State University 2011-2013
Post-doctoral Associate, University of California – Santa Cruz 2008-2011
My research is on marine biogeochemistry with a focus on trace element cycling in coastal and marine environments. I am interested in the pathways by which trace elements enter these systems and how physical, chemical, and biological cycling affects their distribution. Trace elements are important because they are often required by plants and animals to perform biological processes. Other trace elements can serve as tracers of natural and anthropogenic physical and chemical processes. These elements are often redox sensitive and can react with particles as well as dissolved organic matter. Past research has focused on atmospheric transport and deposition of mineral aerosols. I have also explored riverine mercury fluxes and cycling within estuaries.