My background is in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in fluid mechanics from the interdisciplinary perspectives of engineering, hydrology, and applied mathematics. I earned my PhD, SM, and SB from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where I worked with Ruben Juanes on the fluid mechanics of geological carbon dioxide sequestration. I was then a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, where I worked with John Wettlaufer and Eric Dufresne on the deformation of porous and granular materials. I studied the mechanics of fluid injection into soft porous materials, as well as the propagation of mechanical waves through packings of soft particles. My postdoc was funded by a generous fellowship from the Yale Climate & Energy Institute.