Email: mejs at
Office: Mitchell Hall 309

M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, UNC Chapel Hill
B.A. Economics, UNC Chapel Hill


I am working with Larry Benninger and Aaron Moody, and my research is focused on using satellite data to monitor water resources and sediment/pollutants in rivers, wetlands, and estuaries. I am especially interested in using open-source software to do spatial analysis. In my past jobs, I have done weekly activities with local school kids on environmental science, and I hope to continue that here in beautiful Chapel Hill! You can see one of the projects here: “Mr. Turtle Gets Sick.”

I play the piano, make short animated films, bike, read, and translate Arabic news into English.

You can find my films and piano tutorials at my website!