About Me

I am a person focused on big ideas, who loves thinking and serving people, causes, and institutions I care about. I am currently a graduate research student at the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. I also write and visualize data on the side.

Highlights of my CV are attached below, for more details reach out on social media.

| Education

University of Oxford

School of Geography & the Environment: 2017 - Present

MPhil in Environmental Change & Management

  • Foci in Corporate Governance, Natural History Museums

Member - Worcester College

  • MCR Computer Rep

University of South Carolina

Department of Geography / School of the Earth Ocean & Environment: 2013-2017

B.S. in Geography / Marine Science, Minor in Geophysics

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Major Concentration in Marine Policy & Coastal Resource Management / foci in Fisheries, Geological Oceanography, Environmental Processes & Management
  • Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Community Service, Research, and Professional & Civic Engagement

| Experience

Rhodes Artificial Intelligence Lab

Co-Director: Comms & Logistics: Sep 2018 - Present ~ Team Strategy & ML: Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

Part of collaborative coding teams working on social problems.

Congressional Research Service

Truman Fellow / GIS Analyst: Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

Research fellow in the Knowledge Services Group, working to deliver GIS analysis and map products for Congress.

NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Hollings Fellow / Geospatial Scientist: Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Research fellow in marine GIS, working with sea level rise and 3D GIS.

South Carolina Center for Children’s Books & Literacy

Volunteer Mapping: Mar 2015 - Dec 2016

Creating maps & analysis to visualize community impact.

McEntire Joint National Guard Base

GIS Technician: Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

Performed GIS, mapping and surveying duties under the base GIS coordinator.

Beitz and Daigh Geographics

GIS Intern: Sep 2013 - Jul 2014

Assisted in creating data and maps for clients in development & real estate.

| Research

Oxford School of Geography & The Environment

Jun 2018 - Present

Graduate thesis research into cartography and the use of maps for policy by political leaders.

USC Biogeography & National Park Service

Magellan Scholar Research Grant: Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Biogeography research in Congaree National Park using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

SC Geographic Alliance & National Geographic Education

Magellan Mini-Grant: Apr 2015 - Dec 2016

Research on geographic education & spatial thinking.

USC Aquaponics

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015

Collaborated with a team to construct an aquaponics system for sustainable farming, and designed mechanical solutions to improve the system’s biological efficiency.

USC Phytoplankton Ecology Research Lab

Sep 2014 - Mar 2016

Undergraduate research assistant for phytoplankton food web modeling and ecological analysis.

USC Beach & Dune Processes Lab

Magellan Apprentice Grant: Jun 2014 - May 2017

Developed statistical analyses for time series data to study instrumentation. Beach-dune system surveying.

| Awards

  • Information Is Beautiful Award - Rising Star
  • Rhodes Scholar (South Carolina & Worcester 2017)
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
  • Udall Honorable Mention
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholar
  • United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Scholar

| Certifications

  • United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Geospatial Intelligence Certification
  • National Geographic Certified Educator