I received a BS in Environmental Systems Engineering from the Department of Agricultural and Biological
Engineering at Cornell University, where I focused on sustainable agriculture and pesticide fate and transport. I then
obtained my MS in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, with an emphasis on aquatic ecosystems. Before
starting my PhD, I worked for many years in environmental consulting on a variety of projects including: ecological
impacts of herbicides, organophosphate pesticides and pyrethroid pesticides; effects of water diversions, changes in
flow, and proposed water recirculation; aquatic toxicity of mosquito control pesticides; and alternatives for
managing selenium-laden agricultural drainage water from the San Joaquin Valley.
Although my PhD research was specific to freshwater systems, I consider myself a generalist and I prefer to work on
interdisciplinary projects at the interface of terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine, and/or marine systems. My primary
areas of expertise are in aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, agricultural systems, and water management, and I enjoy
working with diverse teams of collaborators. I am currently seeking a position with an NGO, ideally with the
opportunity to integrate science, conservation and environmental management.
My PhD research focused on the effects of soy-production insecticides on stream invertebrate communities in South
America. I also explored the relative importance of insecticide toxicity effects in comparison to other agricultural
stressors on invertebrates, and the potential for riparian buffers to mitigate pesticide transport and other adverse
effects on streams.
Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
University of California, Berkeley
137 Mulford Hall #3114 (Resh Lab)
Berkeley, CA 94720