I am a geography PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte working under the guidance of Dr. Gang Chen. I joined the Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Environmental Change in the fall of 2016 and I am interested in examining land cover changes and its effects on regional and global climate through the utilization of remote sensing and GIS techniques. Prior to UNCC, I was a member of the Remote Sensing Research Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where my research focused on assessing the impact of climate change on coastal wetlands by estimating blue carbon sequestration potentials using geospatial and field techniques. I also served as a graduate teaching assistant within the UNCW Department of Geography and Geology where I taught a variety of remote sensing and GIS courses as well as basic geography courses.