I am a graduate student at Duke University researching climate change risk mitigation strategies for coastal communities. I am Research Associate for Seahorse Coastal Consulting, which manages production of the storm surge model ADCIRC for the DHS Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence housed at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Through my second semester of coursework, I am gaining expertise in geospatial analytics, coastal law, beach geomorphology, and natural hazard mitigation. I am the Orrin Pilkey Fellow, which is for students applying research to human uses of the coastal zone. I am the Treasurer of The Coastal Society Duke Student Chapter.