M.S., Oceanography                                                                                          

School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, 2014                                                                           

Thesis title: “An in situ optical method to detect phytoplankton pigments”


B.A., Geology and Environmental Studies                                                

Bowdoin College, Cum Laude in Geology, 2009                                              

Senior Thesis: “Spectral reflectance-based observation of diatoms and dinoflagellates in Harpswell Sound, ME”




Best Student Paper Honorable Mention, Ocean Optics Conference XXIV, October 2018

Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellowship, Spring 2018

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF), 2014 - 2017

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention, March 2013 and March 2014

Belmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, June 2010

Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar - awarded to the top 20 percent of all students with the highest grade point average, May 2009  

Arthur M. Hussey Award Recipient - awarded to an outstanding student majoring in Geology at Bowdoin College, May 2009

All-Academic NESCAC team, Fall-Winter-Spring 2007-2008 and 2008-2009