Research

My overarching goal as a researcher is to investigate the fate of persistent anthropogenic chemicals in the environment and their effects on human health. I want to understand how structure and chemical properties influence a contaminant’s environmental behavior and effects on the human body.

Current Work: Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado School of Mines

As of June 2017, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Higgins Lab at the Colorado School of Mines, where I have two research projects, both focused on using LC-QToF-MS to identify and quantify contaminants of emerging concern. Primarily, I am studying the transport, fate, and bioaccumulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which are ubiquitous groundwater and drinking water pollutants. I am also investigating the removal of a wide range trace organic contaminants from stormwater treated by traditional rain garden treatment systems.

You can download my full CV here