I am a low temperature geochemist with an environmental justice focus.
I study trace metal(loid) cycles in environmental systems. I focus on work in urban soils, especially urban agricultural systems, bringing geochemical tools to support food sovereignty and environmental justice movements. I use this work as a springboard to collaborate broadly on projects in diverse environments from deep sea hydrothermal vents to extraterrestrial ocean worlds. I'm especially interested in how the chemical form of contaminants informs landscape-scale contaminant transport and bioavailability.
In my NSF- and NASA-funded postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota, I investigate environmental nanoparticle transport. In my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, I studied arsenic phytoextraction, or the use of plants to remove arsenic from contaminated soils. Please see my Research page for more information!