I am a MS student in Geography with research interests in biogeography, riparian habitats, remote sensing, and GIS. My undergraduate career focused largely GIScience and remote sensing, and now I am applying those technical skills and tools to aquatic vegetation. My thesis research involves using UAVs to map a declining seagrass, Zostera marina (eelgrass) in South Slough in Coos Bay, Oregon. I will also be looking at the effectiveness of aerial and satellite imagery for monitoring submerged aquatic vegetation compared to traditional intertidal monitoring techniques. I have experience as a leader of student sustainability organizations and as a research intern in the field of biodiversity and conservation.