Urban Hydrology Green Infrastructure Water Quality Public Health
I am an environmental hydrologist.
My research focuses on urban green spaces - what services they provide from a hydro-ecological and environmental health perspective and how these fit into climate action planning.
Currently, I manage the Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health Boston University. Prior to this I was a NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, OH.
Scientific research is optimized when you give every scientist a voice.
Through a collaboration with Carrie McDonough, I founded envirobites.org where we train graduate student scientists in science communication. I have also helped design and co-teach writing courses and workshops for graduate students and visiting scholars
Women make up half of the global population, yet less than 30% participate in the water sector workforce. The Women-Water Nexus is currently building a mentoring program that will help prepare women for attending and presenting at international conferences. We are also in the midst of a large scale survey that assesses gender and career advances in the water sector.
“Life in us is like the water in a river.” - Henry David Thoreau