Madeleine is a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography studying coastal physical oceanography.  Her dissertation is focused on the coupling of hydrodynamics and morphodynamics in Southern California bar-built estuaries.


  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA (2013-Present)
    • PhD student in Applied Ocean Science/Physical Oceonography
  • Brown University, Providence, RI (2008-2012)
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in Environmental Engineering
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway Ireland (2010)

Presentations and Workshop Participation

  • Participant in United States-Netherlands Connection Program facilitated by the Florida Earth Institute in Delft, Netherlands
  • Presented at California Estuarine Research Society (CAERS) Conference – Barrier Berm Formation in a San Diego Lagoon Inlet During the 2015-2016 El Nino Season and Its effects on Stratification (April 2016)
  • Presented Poster at Ocean Sciences Conference – Observations of Wave Induced Sediment Transport in the Inlet of a Small, Shallow Estuary (Feb. 2016)
  • Presented Poster at Coasts and Estuaries Research Federation Conference – Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics in Low-Inflow Estuarine Inlet (Nov. 2015)

Field Work Experience

  • Field campaign in Los Penasquitos Lagoon, San Dieguito Lagoon, and Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Southern California
  • CSIDE 2015
  • Student Cruises on R/V Sproul

Civl Engineering Experience

  • Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, New York, New York, Geotechnical Engineering Intern (2013)
  • GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Providence, RI, Geotechnical Engineering Intern (Summer 2011)



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