Currently pursuing a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.E. in Coastal Engineering at Stevens with an anticipated completion date of 2022.
As a resident of New Jersey, I grew up spending my summers at the Jersey Shore. Most of my time at the beach as a child (and even to this day) was spent in the ocean. In 2015 when a beach renourishment project was conducted at my local beach, I became fascinated with how the project altered the profile and breaking wave climate of the beach. I realized that as New Jersey’s coastal areas continued to be affected by impacts of climate change more coastal engineering projects would be built. In witnessing the benefits and shortcoming of the beach renourishment project firsthand, I decided that I wanted to be a part of creating sustainable solutions to coastal resiliency.
In the summer of 2020, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Miler and the coastal engineering research group at Stevens Institute of Technology. Through their guidance, I realized that I could make a career out of my love for the ocean and decided to pursue a master’s degree in Ocean Engineering. As a student, I have really enjoyed learning about the field of Coastal Engineering by working on projects that directly relate to the New Jersey coast.