I am currently a postdoctoral associate at Florida International University. As a biogeochemist interested in the role of coastal ecosystems in the global carbon cycle, my research attempts to explain why systems like rivers, estuaries, and nearshore coastal waters are net sources or sinks of carbon. This research is analogous to financial accounting, where I tally up carbon fluxes between adjacent ecosystem components. My research also seeks to address how carbon biogeochemistry affects and is influenced by anthropogenic factors like coastal ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms.