My broad interests are related to soil fertility, water, and crop systems management. Early season nitrogen (N) fertilizer loss can occur when fertilizer is placed in the soil, and due to adverse weather-related events or unplanned field drainage events the N can nitrify leading to denitrification losses when the field is reflooded. My research is focused on quantifying nitrification rates in rice fields with the intent of developing a simple tool that farmers can use to access potential N losses when such events occur. Such a tool will lead to both economic and environmental benefits. I have prior experience working on farms in the Washington D.C. metro area and as a project manager for global health programs.