The overarching goal of my work is to improve understanding and representation of hydrologic processes to facilitate informed decision-making. Doing so requires the interpretation of measurements, the development of process understanding, and the creation of quantitative models. I am intrigued by the interactions between one’s modeling goals and tolerance for uncertainty, one’s characterization of the temporal and spatial variability of environmental parameters and representation of the physical processes, and the amount and quality of available information.
As a member of Smith College, I take on the additional commitment to introduce undergraduates to the excitement and challenge of engineering research. I seek to create experiences that integrate fundamental hydrologic questions with issues of human and ecosystem development and that provide rich learning opportunities for students.