Assistant Research Faculty
Department of Geosciences
Human and Environment Systems
Boise State University
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I am a watershed hydrologist interested in using research to support water resources management. My work relies heavily on co-production of research, where I engage with water resource stewards and managers to identify questions of concern and co-develop outputs to meet their needs. I am interested in questions across scales and domains, particularly those that are transferable to other western watersheds. My vision is to develop dynamic open-source data visualizations, tools, and resources that facilitate decision-making using a wide range of data products and methods.
Combining various data sources and modeling expertise, we seek to use our interdisciplinary research to contribute to sustainable resource management.
Our work leverages our hydrologic and ecological knowledge to select appropriate statistical, physical, and machine learning models to understand drivers of change in agricultural systems, urbanizing environments, and non-perennial streams to help predict how streamflow will change in the future.
I enjoy facilitating dialogue between diverse groups of people about complex water issues, which is critical to envisioning and creating change. I particularly appreciate working with, and learning from, colleagues in the social sciences and humanities that can help assess community values about water resources.
Increasing diversity, equity and inclusivity in geosciences is critical to navigating the complex environmental challenges society is facing. I am continually gaining a deeper understanding of the systemic nature of the lack of diversity in our fields and am working with students and faculty to identify ways to create institutional change regarding DEI at Boise State.
I am an avid river runner, and general outdoor enthusiast. When I'm not at my desk I'm likely to be found outdoors adventuring!