Kelly McKeon

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
M.S./Ph.D. Student

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts

Affiliations: 

Department of Geosciences

Education: 

B.S.: Environmental Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2019

Experience: 

Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Geoscience, 2019 to present
Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Geology and Geophysics, 2016 to 2019

Research Interests: 

I am a geologist interested in using paleoclimate tools to understand and quantify potential changes in coastal hazards associated with anthropogenic climate change. Specifically, using an understanding of sediment transport dynamics to study sea level rise, storms, and coastal flooding, and how we might be able to use natural buffers to mitigate the effects of these hazards.