I am a Research Project Assistant with RUCOOL, currently working as the technician in charge of maintenance and upkeep for the Lockheed Martin WindTracer stationed in Tuckerton, New Jersey. My work also includes data analysis and visualization of archived and real-time data from multiple sources from the RUCOOL lab. My research is primarily focused on offshore wind energy visualization and GIS mapping. I got my start at RUCOOL working with Unmanned Aircraft Systems and adapting them as lifesaving units for lifeguards by giving them the ability to drop flotation devices on command. I have worked on HF Radar operations and data visualization for quality assurance and control of their waves output. I love being a scientist and conducting the research needed to make the world a better place.
I grew up in the coastal town of Monmouth Beach, NJ and worked summers at the town’s public Bathing Pavilion throughout high school and most of college, which is where I came to love and appreciate the ocean and shore environment. I graduated from Rutgers University in 2018 with a degree in Applied Science in Engineering with a focus on environmental sciences. After working for RUCOOL as an undergraduate for two years I made the transition to full time researcher after I graduated.