"What attracted me most about USP was that I would be able to propose a research topic in an area of study for which I am currently interested in. Since I plan on attending graduate school, having early exposure to research in my prospective field of study will either reinstate or refute my interests before embarking on my Ph.D. Hopefully the prior."
I am most interested in the study of physical oceanography - more specifically, it's contribution to the dynamic processes of coral reefs.
Academic and Other Awards
- University Scholars Program Scholarship (2011-2012)
- Outstanding Civil Engineer (2008-2009)
- Commissioner's Academic Award for Conference USA Athletics (2008)
- Margaret Powell Scholarship (2010)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2010)
- NSF Grant for Undergraduate Research (2010)
- Gold Medal in Lightweight Rowing at Dad Vail Regatta
- UF TriGators National Society of Leadership and Success
- Engineers Without Borders
- UCF Division 1 Lightweight Rowing
I volunteer at regattas (rowing races) for my highschool's crew team.
Hobbies and Interests
- Kayaking, playing at the beach, biking, rock climbing, constructing furniture and house decor, being outdoors, and working with my hands.
Response of the Longitudinal Density Gradient in the James River to River Discharge
Year-long time series of daily river discharge, hourly salinity values, hourly wind velocities and water level values will be used to characterize the response of the longitudinal density gradient in the James River estuary to river discharge. Owing to the fact that the density gradient plays a major role in the long-term circulation and flushing of estuaries, it is essential to understand the behavior of the density gradient in the James’ estuary. Coherence analysis of the time series will be used to determine relationships between pairs of variables throughout distinct frequency bands. Also, lagged correlation coefficients will be generated to inspect for they delays in response to discharge. Ultimately, we will determine the relation among the multiple variables that could contribute to the fluctuations in density gradient. Understanding the response of density gradients to river discharge can in turn help explain the nature of fluxes of nutrients, larvae, and sediment.