I'm a Ph.D. student and NSF Fellow at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department. My research in urban hydrology is guided by my advisors - Dr. Terri Hogue and Dr. Reed Maxwell.
Specifically, I study the impact of urban water use on hydrology and land surface processes through the use of fully-coupled and distributed hydrologic and land surface models, remote sensing and various other tools. I graduated with a B.S. in civil engineering from Northeastern University in 2011 and an M.S. in civil engineering from UCLA in 2012.
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Basic Questions: What is the fate of imported water in a semi-arid urban metropolis? How does urban land cover and various anthropogenic fluxes impact the hydrologic cycle and local water resources?
The urban land surface is not adequately represented by default values of our integrated physical hydrologic and coupled land surface model [ParFlow.CLM]. To remedy this we use two high-resolution land surface datasets [at 30-m and 0.6-m] to assess biases in scaling and various physical processes and create new parameters for the urban surface.
Utlizing remote sensing products, municipal water use data, and PF.CLM we assess the impact of the irrigation flux on land surface temperature (LST) and the hydrologic regime in Los Angeles, CA.
Building a full watershed model using our integrated land surface and hydrologic model to test various scenarios of irrigation rate, infrastructure leakage, and land cover on recharge, runoff and land surface fluxes.
In the summer of 2013 I participated in the ISSCENS Program at the University of Virginia. In addition, I interned at NASAs Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at the Goddard Space Flight Center working under Dr. Christa Peters-Lidard.
In 2012 I was lucky enough to be awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
At UCLA I was a Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellow.