My research interests are within the field of Coastal Engineering and focus on short and long-term beach erosion. Specifically, I am interested in the impacts of waves and surge on barrier islands and how these processes interact with engineered structures.


  • Coastal community resiliency
  • Development and evaluation of adaptation strategies to sea-level rise
  • Post-disaster structural and geotechnical evaluation
  • High-resolution numerical modeling of coastal processes
  • Coastal structures and their interaction with morphological changes during tropical cyclones
  • Engineering education and citizen science
PHD, Virginia Tech, Civil Engineering, 2016
MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, 2012
BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, 2010