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, writings, school and library projects, and more information about my research at my website!