I have 14 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geosciences with specific knowledge in the areas of geomorphology, hydrology and environmental justice. I have published on such topics as effects of wood on debris flow runout, erodibility of different river bank materials and evolution of headwater valleys over geologic time. I have a liberal arts undergraduate education with a concentration in physics. My doctoral degree is in hydrology from a department of civil and environmental engineering. My professional home since graduate school has been in the geosciences. Through the arc of my education and career, I have built my research and expertise on a foundation of physics and mathematics to address real world problems, particularly questions involving habitat for threatened and endangered salmonid fishes.