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I am 22 and am excited to be finishing my Master's Degree at Virginia Tech. I am an active volunteer and love any opportunity to meet and work with new people. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures. It is my dream to be able to help bring potable drinking water and healthy sanitation practices to the developing world. My background is in civil engineering with a focus on drinking water quality.

To learn more about me, watch my personal introduction in the YouTube link above!


May 2015


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Environmental Engineering

May 2014


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Civil Engineering

Minors: Math & Psychology

Work experience

Feb 2014May 2015

Graduate Research Assistant

Taste and Odor Lab

Graduate Research—-Blacksburg, VA

Studying the physical and chemical properties of MCHM(4-methylcyclohexane methanol) Using gas chromatography to conduct research experiments

Sep 2013Feb 2014

Undergraduate Research

Pipe Corrosion Lab

Pipe Corrosion Lab-Blacksburg, VA

Maintained experiments by performing water changes and taking daily/weekly measurements 

May 2013Aug 2013

Dam Safety Intern

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

Intern-Christiansburg, VA

Dam Drag Net – located dams of regulatory size to begin the regulation process

Conducted a GIS and USGS topographic mapping, preliminary dam inundation study

Relevant Courses

Fluid Mechanics/ Water Resources Engineering/ Groundwater Resources/ Water and Wastewater Treatment/Public Health Engineering/ Principles of Environmental Engineering

Sustainable Water Supply & Reuse--Study Abroad Summer 2014 (Dominican Republic)
 Lab work on well water and wastewater quality
 Planning with local community leaders to survey drinking water wells
 Planted wetland plants in the wastewater treatment wetland

International Development Policy and Planning

Community Service

Various service projects (45+ hours per semester beginning Spring 2011), Alpha Phi Omega

 Habitat for Humanity

 Work with homeowners to build their house

Samaritan’s Purse - Hurricane Sandy Relief (Fall & Winter 2012), Alpha Phi Omega

 Work with homeowners and other volunteers to repair houses damaged during the hurricane

Homeless shelters in Atlanta (Summer 2012, Spring 2013), Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Activities and Honors

Gwaltney scholarship (Spring 2015), GTA scholarship to be received this spring

Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference (Fall 2014), speaker on MCHM research

VT College of Engineering CEED (Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity) summer camp program (Summer 2014), session leader on water filters

NSF research grant, MCHM research

Sussman Scholarship (Summer 2014), research internship



References are available upon request.