A complete CV is available as a pdf file.


2013-present Professor
2008-2013 Associate Professor
2003-2008 Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Virginia Tech

2002-2003 Postdoctoral Associate
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences


Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, Environmental Engineering, 2002
Minor areas of study: Mathematics, Public Health
B.S. Harvard, Engineering Science, Summa cum laude, 1996

Awards and Honors

  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, 2013
  • Virginia Tech Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Board Teaching Award, 2010
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006
  • Virginia Tech College of Engineering Outstanding New Assistant Professor, 2006
  • Environmental Protection Agency STAR Graduate Research Fellowship, 1999-2002
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1996-1999
  • Harvard Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Work Hard, Play Hard

I am an avid recreational athlete and outdoorswoman whose interests include running, cycling, triathlon, skiing, backpacking, and more. I recommend the following events:

Triathlons and Multi-Sport

  • Claytor Lake Triathlon (2013), a sprint near Blacksburg, VA that ended a seven-year layoff during which I had two kids and got promoted twice
  • Our team (Tarred and Feathered) led most of the SPROUTE 2006 short course adventure race but were passed by a three-person team as they hauled their canoe up the hill in the last 200 m, Richmond, VA (race report)
  • Big Lick Triathlon (2005), an Olympic-distance race at Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke, VA
  • Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon (2004), a fun sprint distance race near Roanoke, VA
  • Bandit's Challenge (2003), a hilly Olympic-distance race in Wilkesboro, NC
  • Ironman Canada (2001), a gorgeous, well-supported 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike ride, and 26.2 mile run through Penticton, British Columbia, (race report from 2001)
  • Wildflower Triathlon (2001), the Woodstock of triathlons (half-Ironman and Olympic) in San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Half Vineman (2001), a beautiful, well-organized half-Ironman in Sonoma, CA
  • Los Angeles Triathlon (2000), Los Angeles
  • Tri-for-Fun (2000), Sacramento
  • Tri-for-Fun (2000), Pleasanton
  • Danskin Women's Triathlon (1999), San Jose
  • Muddy Buddy (2001), Livermore
  • Hi-Tec Adventure Race, Sacramento




The video below is from the Squaw Valley Advanced Ski Clinic, with commentary by instructor Tim Reeve.

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