Associate Professor of Hydrology
Her research focuses on watershed processes approached from an ecological and engineering perspective. Specifically, she explores the effects of urbanization on stream systems and conducts basic geomorphological research relating hydrologic stream characteristics with biotic integrity. To conduct these interdisciplinary research projects she partners with local and state agencies, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and private consultants.
Her teaching interests include watershed hydrology, stream ecology, sustainable water resources, stream restoration, and fluvial geomorphology.
This course will use a natural science lens to explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a specific focus on water, energy, and food production. We will develop an understanding of the role science and technology can play in carrying out the social and economic development agenda. We will explore the implementation of the goals on a global scale as well as efforts underway locally and regionally. Students in this class will read primary literature, complete case study reports, work collaboratively and independently on projects and actively participate in small group and class discussions and activities. We will also utilize the Hampshire College campus living laboratory visiting and using as points of discussion the net zero energy/water living building, the solar array and the college farm center.