Areas of Expertise

I am broadly interested in Earth surface system evolution, thus my research focuses on sedimentary geology, geochemistry, and paleontology. My field-based projects utilize integrative methods that include detrital zircon geochronology and provenance, carbonate isotope geochemistry, paleontology and biostratigraphy.


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

(1) Constraining the Proterozoic-Early Paleozoic stratigraphic architecture and tectonic history of north India

(2) Understanding environmental controls on early animal biodiversification with a primary focus exploring driving mechanisms for global Cambrian mass extinctions

(3) A stratigraphic geo/thermo-chronologic investigation of the tectonic history of western Argentina.


Jackson Postdoctoral Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT Austin (2012)

Dissertation Year Fellowship - University of California, Riverside (2012)

Blanchard Fellowship - Dept. Earth Sciences. University of Califronia, Riverside (2010)

John Dunham Field Scholarship - University of California, Riverside (2008)

Walter Harris Summer Field Scholarship - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (2006)

Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Presentation - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary, UCLA (2005)

Undergraduate Research Award - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA (2005)

Participant, NSF Critical Transitions Workshop - Kunming, China (2013)

Conference Co-Organizer, Cal Paleo (2012)

Student Representative, Paleontological Society Council (2009 - 2011)

Co-Organizer, Hewitt Club Lecture Series - UC Riverside (2007 - 2008)