I am a full-time educator at the Dwight-Englewood School in eastern New Jersey, where I teach integrated biology, chemistry, and Earth systems science at the secondary level. I also lead a senior-level elective on climate change science.
In the past two years, I have transitioned from hobby to semi-professional photography. I am interested in nature, wildlife, street, and cityscape photography. I also offer portraits, with natural lighting. You can explore my work and book a photoshoot here.
Though my research is part-time now, my interests revolve around using proxies for past environmental change to inform our context for the modern Earth system. This work has spanned the Miocene south Atlantic surface temperature record, Holocene Indian Ocean sea level change off South Africa, and more recent multidecadal climate variability in the eastern subtropical Pacific. More and more I’m interested in environmental history, and the interplay between climate events and culture. My next work will probably be in this arena.
In 2016, I earned my MSc. in the Climate and Environment research group at Brown University in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences.
To reconstruct past histories of climate and environment, I employed organic geochemical proxies in the Herbert and Russell laboratories at Brown, as well as the historical record for the recent past.
I also contribute infrequently to the blog Because Science.
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