Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Masters Thesis

Clark University

August 2018 – August 2019 Worcester, MA
Masters Thesis: Gypsy Moth from Above: Using Landsat Sentinel-2 Fusion Products to Track the Impact of Gypsy Moth in Southern New England
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant -
Python Programming for GIS & Field Methods

Clark University

August 2018 – May 2019 Worcester, MA
Responsibilities:

  • Hold weekly labs and assign labwork
  • Hold weekly office hours for student questions
  • Test labs before student receival
  • Grade labs and keep track of grades
 
 
 
 
 

NASA DEVELOP Participant

NASA Ames Research Center

June 2018 – August 2018 Moffett Field, CA
Research Project: Analyzing Hurricane Influences on Coastal Water Quality and their Impact to Marine Ecosystems

  • Investigated change in water quality in the US Virgin Islands after the 2017 hurricane season
  • Analyzed spatial and temporal extent of changes using Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2
  • Processed data using ACOLITE for water quality indices and R for data processing
  • Presented research to project collaborators and NASA employees
 
 
 
 
 

GIS Help Desk Assistant

Clark University

January 2018 – May 2018 Worcester, MA
Responsibilities:

  • Free, one-on-one tutoring and guidance to students for GIS
  • Point of contact for GIS troubleshooting for students in GIS classes
  • Provided guidance and support on GIS concepts and issues with software
 
 
 
 
 

Honors Thesis

Clark University

August 2017 – May 2018 Worcester, MA
Honors Thesis: Trends in Forest Cover: Semi-Automated Classification of Forest Cover in Massachusetts for 2015
 
 
 
 
 

NOAA Fellowship

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

June 2017 – August 2017 Silver Spring, MD
Research Project: Rapid Bathymetry for Safer Navigation

  • Investigated the relationship between satellite-derived bathymetry and turbidity
  • Used 300 m MODIS satellite-derived bathymetry (SBD) and Kd_Rhos (proxy for turbidity) to understand the relationship between SBD and turbidity
  • LiDAR based bathymetry used to validate SBD and understand Kd_Rhos (turbidity) effect
  • Presented updates/results at weekly team meetings and final internship presentation
 
 
 
 
 

HERO Fellowship

Clark University

May 2016 – July 2017 Worcester, MA
Research Project:

  • Investigated health of juvenile trees planted after tree removal program due to invasive Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) in Worcester, MA
  • Field work collecting data on juvenile tree status, vigor, and health across the City of Worcester
  • Data analysis to investigate survivorship based on factors such as: species, use, location of property, ownership, and more

Projects

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Bison in Montana

Rangeland Trends and Recommendations for Bison Reintroduction in Montana

Haiti Cholera Health Sites

Accessibility of Health Sites in Artibonite, Haiti

Hurricane Risk

Hurricane Risk Index for Populations in Florida

Massachusetts Forest Cover

Forest Cover Change in Massachusetts for 2015

Mexico Land Change

Transition Potential of Land in Mexico in 2030

USVI Hurricane Water Quality

Changes in Water Quality in the USVI after the 2017 Hurricane Season

Blog Posts

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