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I am an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with the University of California (UC) Irvine (Mackey Lab) and UC Santa Cruz (Lamborg Lab) where I study the transport and fate of mercury in the environment. I am currently exploring biological and physical drivers of mercury uptake by phytoplanktonPhytoplankton are the entry point for mercury in aquatic food webs, and subsequent biomagnification in fish is the primary route of human mercury exposure. In January 2018 I will be starting as an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in the Department of Geological Sciences!

Previously, I held a postdoctoral fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where I explored climate change impacts on mercury cycling in saltmarsh systems in collaboration with the US Geological SurveyI also gained valuable experience working as a geologist at the San Francisco Bay Water Board where I was involved in large-scale mine site and wetland remediation projects, as well as groundwater cleanup at industrial sites (e.g., refineries, landfills). I am drawn to multidisciplinary projects and my research campaigns provide diverse opportunities for student involvement

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