I am working with the Environmental Biogeochemistry Group under the direction of Professor Karen Johannesson. I am interested in transport and fate of trace elements in the environment. Specifically, I have worked on rare earth elements in groundwater samples from Hawaii. I find this research interesting for two reasons. First, an understanding of the processes that act upon trace elements improves our ability to protect the environment. Secondly, trace elements are useful for investigating geological events and human activities. My future projects and research will focus on the chemistry, transport, and fate of tungsten in the environment.
I decided to attend Tulane primarily because the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers a concentration in Geochemistry. However, since I am originally from the Gulf Coast region, the location played an important role in my decision as well. I love the Gulf Coast and feel fortunate to have found a highly recognized university such as Tulane offering my field of study. Coming to Tulane was a great decision for me and I cannot think of a better college town than New Orleans!
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