As an Assistant Professor at the David Crawford School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwich University, I am finally living my lifelong dream of being an educator.
I am passionate about environmental engineering and science education at all levels. I believe that the best way to learn engineering is hands on – practicing the classroom lessons in the field. I teach primarily Environmental Engineering courses and am always looking to engage my students in my research and service activities.
My research program is in sustainable water resource management. I am interested in surface and groundwater resources as well as their interactions in a changing climate. I am into modeling the fate and transport of emerging contaminants, low impact development, and green and sustainable remediation related areas.
I also research engineering education, specifically pedagogical tools such as service-learning (with a view to promoting STEM through K-12), and instructional technology in the classroom.
The best part about all of this however, are my students. I am fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing group of students. I serve as the faculty advisor to over 25 undergraduate students in CE&E, several Honors students, and for the Norwich Chapters of the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi. I am constantly amazed at their excitement and curiosity, willingness to serve, and commitment to learn and engage in so many activities, and do them so well.
In my previous life I worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in various capacities, for Florida State University as an adjunct instructor, and for Environmental Management Centre in Mumbai, India as a Senior Research Associate and Sustainability Manager.