I was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. I am a proud graduate of the University Laboratory School. I obtained my B.S. in Geology and Geophysics in 2016 from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM). I obtained an M.S. in Geology and Geophysics in 2018 also from UHM.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Earth Sciences, using natural water tracers to study the source of groundwater, transport of groundwater through subsurface aquifers, and the connectivity between different aquifer regions in Kona, Hawaiʻi. I am a graduate research assistant on the 5-year NSF EPSCoR ‘Ike Wai Project.
I am also very passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences. Currently, I am a UCAR Next Generations Fellow (2019 – 2021), working with the UCAR Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
This blog is to keep track of all the cool research that I participate in, the science and work I learn about at conferences, and to document the awesome geology of the world that I encounter during my research and travels.