I am from Puerto Rico ... How can I not love the beach! I've been very fortunate that my research interests have led my academic career to the coast. Now the place where I work and play are one and the same! I have had the opportunity to work in beach monitoring projects in Puerto Rico and, during my Master's, I studied blowout dynamics, as well, as beach-dune and nearshore bar interactions at Cape Cod, MA. This project will give me the opportunity to learn more about the South Carolina coast and beach-dune interactions.