I grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills, got my B.A. in geology from Whitman College, my M.S. in hydrogeology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and have spent some time in the environmental consulting industry. My current plan for research at OSU is to develop a net carbon budget for reservoirs as compared to the ecosystem prior to damming. I'm also interested in groundwater modeling, contaminant remediation, and paleoclimatology.