I am currently a 3rd-year PhD student working with Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland. My research focuses on answering tectonic problems using a combination of field work, petrology, and geochemistry. Currently, I am interested in reconstructing the tectonic history of the Catalina Schist, a high-T/moderate-P exhumed terrain exposed on Santa Catalina Island, California.
I received a Bachelors of Arts in Geology from Albion College in 2015. While at Albion, I used thermodynamic modeling to learn about the evolution of ultra-high pressure terrains.
Trace Element Thermometry
U/Pb chronology of rutile and titanite
Sm/Nd chronology of garnet
Field mapping and sample collection of exhumed terranes
University of Maryland | PhD in Geology
Thesis: A tale of two melanges: a comparison of tectonic mixing and differential movement between the Catalina Schist and Rio San Juan Complex
Albion College | BA in Geology
Cum Laude with Honors, Sigma Xi
Thesis: Pressure-temperature-time constraints for UHP Tso Morari Eclogite, NW India
Department of Geology | University of Maryland | 8000 Regents Dr. | College Park, MD 20742
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