"I applied to the University Scholars Program because I hoped to obtain more research experience before applying to graduate school and I am interested in potentially pursuing research as a career. This academic year I hope to gain this experience and further my knowledge of water resource use analysis."
My primary academic interests in environmental engineering have to do with water supply and resource use.
Academic and Other Awards
- University Scholars Program Scholarship (2011-2012)
- Dean's List (2009-Present)
- Future Educators of America Scholarship (2009)
- Florida Bright Futures (2009-Present)
- Clinton Global Initative (2010)
- Center for Leadership and Service Member of the Month (2010)
- Research Environmental Engineering
- Engineers Without Borders
- Bolivia Team Design
- Phi Sigma Rho
- Florida Alternative Breaks
- Office of Sustainability
Florida Alternative Breaks Clinton Global Initiative University Retrofitting Project Service Committee/Service Project Phi Sigma Rho.
Hobbies and Interests
- Running, concert band, and traveling.
Water Efficiency Use Study: University of Florida
As the student population at the University of Florida has increased over the past few decades the total water consumption has decreased. This water efficiency use study is being run to determine the reasons behind this water conservation. Data from the water plant, wastewater, and reclaimed irrigation over the past few decades will be collected and analyzed. Information about the student population, on campus water conservation initiatives, and other universities’ campus literature will also be investigated. Finally, research will be done to determine which on campus buildings are metered and that data will be collected as well. After all of the available archives on water data and conservation have been obtained, data analysis will begin and the cause of the decrease in water consumption determined. This research would not only serve to help us understand a smaller portion of overall Florida water use but it would help the University of Florida campus to better understand the effectiveness of its water conservation programs. This research could be an integral part of the future development of on campus conservation initiatives.