I am broadly interested in environmental and marine chemistry and am particularly interested in how people alter our marine environment. Currently I am using radium as a tracer for submarine groundwater discharging to the York River and am analyzing how this route impacts the movement of contaminants between groundwater and the coastal ocean. Some other projects I have worked on recently include looking at atmospheric long-range transport and how the air-sea interface impacts biogeochemical cycling, analyzing the air-sea flux of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in coastal and open ocean systems, understanding how atmospheric deposition of POPs impacts the Antarctic marine food web, and developing a method for measurements of bulk volatile organic carbon flux across the air-sea interface. I am also interested in communicating ocean science and chemistry to the broader community and enjoy working with students of all ages. I am participating the GK-12 PERFECT program and will be spending several days a week in the classroom at the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School in the upcoming year.