Supervisors


Research Theme

  • Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes
  • Surface & Hydrologic Processes

Research Discipline

  • Sedimentary Geology/Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology/Lithospheric Geodynamics

My work focuses on understanding the Cenozoic deformation history of the central Andes of southern Peru. I use a mix of basin analysis (sedimentology/stratigraphy, provenance, geochronology) and structural (field mapping, balanced cross sections, thermochronology) techniques. With this work I will address questions regarding the timing and mechanisms responsible for the high elevations found in the central Andes. I am also interested in how preexisting structural geometries influence subsequent shortening and basin development in orogens.

Geoscience Grant - ExxonMobil (2012)

Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2012 - 2013)

Graduate Research Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2011 - 2013)

Andean inversion of a Permo-Triassic rift system in southern Peru: Implications for Cenozoic shortening, flexure and deformation advance, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)

Andean inversion of a Permo-Triassic rift system in southern Peru: Implications for Cenozoic shortening, flexure and deformation advance, AAPG Student Chapter, Slippery Rock University (2013)

Preliminary results from structural mapping in the southern Peruvian Andes, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2012)

Preliminary results from structural mapping in the southern Peruvian Andes, Geological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (2011)