Supervisors


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

Graduate Deanís Prestigious Fellowship Supplement - University of Texas at Austin (2014)

F. Earl Ingerson Graduate Research Assistance Fellowship in Geochemistry - University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Summer Analytical Fees Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Graduate Research Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2014)

Off Campus Research Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2013)

Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2013)

MGPV Division Award - Geological Society of America (2013)

Diversity 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)

Secretary, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2014 - Present)

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)