I completed a BS in physics and, while teaching high school, an MA Ed. In STEM education, a National Board Certification in Physics, and an MS in Remote Sensing. I am now a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering and Earth & Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University working with Ralf Bennartz and Maria Luisa Jorge. My research involves ground and satellite retrievals of solar induced fluorescence of vegetation in Brazil, emphasizing the characterization of fluorescence as an indication of the health and photosynthetic activity of different vegetation types. Funding through a FAPESP grant allows me the opportunity to travel to Brazil and work with colleagues at UNESP Rio Claro.
Understanding fluorescence of Brazilian landscapes: Bridging the gap in scale from ground to satellite.