First journal publication!

I am excited to share my first publication in a scientific journal, “Georeferencing for Research Use (GRU): An integrated geospatial training paradigm for biocollections researchers and data providers.” This article came from an idea at an iDigBio workshop on georeferencing collection materials, and describes best practices and topics covered by the workshop so everyone will be able to learn about it.

NCA4 Volume II is published

The National Climate Assessment is a collaborative effort by over a dozen government agencies in coordination with the White House to identify and describe the impact of climate change to the nation. I worked in the USGCRP office this past summer through the Truman Scholarship program and was able to be a contributor as the report was finalized for publication. It was a great experience to see how multiple agencies work together on large, comprehensive reports and gave me an appreciation for that process. The report is available as a large PDF, but interestingly it was primarly written as bite sized chapters made available as interactive websites and the authors expect most people to read the report in this format instead of more traditional paper copies.

Drexel Magazine "Co-op Show and Tell"

I was highlighted in the Drexel Magazine for their recurring piece about student co-op experiences. I brought my computer and notebook for “show and tell” to talk about my time as an intern for the National Oceanic and Air Administration last summer. You can read the whole interview at the source below. coop

Meet the Drexel Dragons up for the Biggest Awards This Year

This Valentines Day I was again honored to be invited to the annual mixer by the Center for Scholar Development at Drexel University. It was a great opportunity to meet other students that had applied to fellowships and to speak with the Provost about the importance of these scholarships for my education so far. fellowships-luncheon

Presentation for the 11th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges at Drexel University

I presented my recent research with NOAA about creating GLOBATO, a new high resolution map of the world’s elevation. My presentation was part of a panel that was recorded and broadcast on YouTube by Drexel. oip-conference

2018 Gaither Junior Fellows Program Nominee

I was nominated by Drexel for the Gaither Junior Fellows Program in 2018. I am applying to connect policy to my research in climate change and biodiversity as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment’s Energy and Climate Program.

Hollings Scholars Spend Summer on Research

This past summer I worked for NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information in Boulder, CO. This was made possible through the Hollings Scholarship Program that I had applied to last year. For my research I was developing a new global relief model to replace the current version published in 2009, ETOPO1. My experience was highlighted by the NCEI team on their blog.

2017 Udall Scholarship Recipient

I was selected as one of 50 Udall Scholars for 2017.