My research explores how to visualize earth systems in ways that accurately and beautifully convey our planet’s dynamism and interconnectivity. I am particularly curious about geographic regions of complex interaction amongst hydrologic, atmospheric and geomorphological systems (e.g., mountain environments, volcanic islands), and how climate change is impacting patterns and relationships amongst these flows. I draw from scientific research as well as local and indigenous knowledge, and strive to create visualizations of earth that open new ways of understanding our planet, its character, and the risks and realities of climate change.
I grew up loving both art and the outdoors, and am dedicated to combining these interests towards enhancing scientific communication of physical geographic concepts. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, I majored in Geography with a focus on earth system science, and conducted a senior thesis on climate change mobilization, producing an illustrated essay on holistic environmental activism. I also conducted field work on environmental health and local indigenous knowledge of coastal fisheries in the Solomon Islands. Outside of my research, I love singing and making music, acting, backpacking, and traveling whenever I can!
2020, B.A., Geography (with Honors), University of California, Berkeley