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”




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