I am a data scientist with a focus on data analysis and visualization to inform decisions to improve resilience of infrastructure systems and communities. My research is focused on applying risk analysis techniques to evaluate vulnerabilities of infrastructure assets and systems to help in prioritization of resources to protect those systems or create redundancies. A specific interest of mine is on emerging risks such as the impacts of extreme weather and climate change to communities. I’m also interested in the interactions and role of humans in planning for and responding to not just hazards, but other factors that complicate situations such as inter-dependencies between systems, management decisions, and social fabric of communities which can lend toward resilience when risks become reality.
My consulting work ranges from assisting organizations in performing holistic risk management and risk assessments to environmental engineering projects such as evaluating the impacts of land use changes on future flooding conditions.
I love taking on new challenges and learning new things. Using my research background, I understand that there’s not one solution to every problem and sometimes you must push the envelope and explore new territory to find an optimal approach.
Specialties: Environmental Engineering, Risk Management, GIS Analysis, data analysis, data visualization, K12 Education and Outreach, Hydrologic and Hydrodynamic Modeling, Climate Change Impacts, HAZUS Model Execution, Civil Infrastructure Resilience and Adaptation, Water Quality Modeling, Watershed Modeling and Analysis, Drinking Water Treatment, and Chemical Laboratory Analysis (BOD, DO, UVA, AA, THMFP, Chlorine, pH, etc.)
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