"I applied to the program to learn more about my field through research. I hope to gain insight into what I might like pursue further in my graduate studies and career."
Structure, and wind loading.
Academic and Other Awards
- University Scholars Program Scholarship (2011-2012)
- Presiden't Honor Roll
- Florida Bright Futures
- Estridge Scholarship
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- Chi Epsilon
- Tau Beta Pi
Hobbies and Interests
- Baking, cooking, martial arts, music, reading, and rock climbing.
Considering the Directionality Factor in ASCE 7
This study will evaluate the efficacy of the current incarnation of the Kd factor. This evaluation will consist of a literature search of the initial development of the Kd concept, and the production of a clear road map of how the current incarnation of the Kd factor came to be. This will be followed with the analysis of existing wind tunnel data sets, coupling the directional data with both field measured and simulated hurricane winds to estimate values of Kd.