My area of research originally began in sustainable water initiatives in both urban and rural areas with a focus on disparities affecting rural and semi-rural communities due to urban development and improvements in water infrastructure within the urban areas. More recently, my focus areas are on climate change, sea level rise, and resiliency planning. I have a particular interest for the role of public participation in urban planning and policy making and it has been a central point throughout much of my research. 

Past and present research topics vary and include different aspects of sustainability. My most recent work has focused on energy/water conservation and waste reduction. Some of my work is highlighted below, either in full research projects or short reports and presentations. 

Current Research Projects:

Geospatial Analysis of Stormwater Ponds and Water Quality Across Florida

Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida


A Case Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated With Water Production at Tampa Bay Water

Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida


Past Research Projects:

Environmental and Community Health in South San Diego County: A Behavior Analysis of Recreational Ocean Users Along Imperial Beach, California (2016)

Graduate Thesis for the MS in Environmental Science & Policy at the University of South Florida


Payment for Ecosystem Services Projects in Latin America and Applications for the Fundación Vida Silvestre PSA Program (2013)

Graduate Thesis for the MA in Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida



The Many Histories of Tango (2013)

Graduate Research in the Department of History and in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida


The Blue Footprint of Green Fuel (2012)

Research Presentation in course EVR 6320 Environmental Management at the University of South Florida


Benefits of Organic Food Production Compared to Conventional Practices (2014)

Research in course HUN 3932 Food Quality & Composition at the University of South Florida


Beach Nourishment Along The Florida Coasts (2013)

Research in course EVR 6922 Capstone: Florida Landforms at the University of South Florida


Health Inequalities in Venezuela (2012)

Research in course PHC 6934 Public Health Topics in Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida


Natural Resource Management: Selected Topics of Sustainability in Australia (2012)

Research in course EVR 6908 ESP Independent Study at the University of South Florida.