Research Theme

  • Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes

Research Discipline

  • Geochemistry/Thermo- & Geo-chronology

I am currently pursuing my PhD under the supervision of Daniel Stockli. My research combines geochemistry, mineralogy and plate tectonics to better understand how minerals form, water-rock interactions, and the thermal and temporal evolution of ocean-continent transitions.
I am developing a method that uses magnetite to date serpentinites in order to better understand how continents break up to form oceans. My research interests broadly involve novel geo/thermochronology techniques with applications to tectonics.

Current Research Projects

Magnetite (U-Th)/He geochronology: constraining serpentinization along magma-poor continental margins

Past Research Projects

Depositional environment and detrital zircon dating of the Jardine Metasedimentary Sequence from the South Snowy Mountains in Yellowstone National Park

Diversity Award - Geological Society of America (2013)

MGPV Division Award - Geological Society of America (2013)

Jackson School Graduate Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2012)

Golden Hammer Award - University of Kansas Field Camp (2010)

GK-12 Associate, GK-12 Program at UT-Austin (2014)

Vice President, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2013 - 2014)

Coordinator, Jackson School Research Symposium, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2013 - 2014)

Student-Faculty Liaison, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2012)

Magnetite (U-Th)/He Geochronology: Advancements in Sample Preparation and Application to Date Serpentinites, Geological Society of America-South Central, Austin, TX (2013)

Vetting Unconventional Minerals for Thermochronology, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)

Evolution of the Precambrian rocks of Yellowstone National Park: Metasedimentary Rocks, Geological Society of Amerca- Rocky Mountain, (2011)