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 crustal thickening found in the central Andes. I am also interested in how inherited structures influence subsequent shortening and basin development in orogens.

Grants-in-aid - AAPG (2014 - 2014)

Geoscience Grant - ExxonMobil (2012)

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

Graduate Research Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2011 - 2014)

Undergraduate representative, JSG Dean Search Committee, (2009)

Stratigraphic signatures of crustal shortening and central Andean geodynamics in the Altiplano plateau, southern Peru, EGU, Vienna, Austria (2014)

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)

Recent and Rapid vs. Slow and steady uplift: Cenozoic deformation history of the Central Andes, southern Peru, AAPG Student Chapter, Slippery Rock University (2013)

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

Initial shortening in the northern Altiplano: Stratigraphic, structural and geochronological constraints from the Ayaviri basin, Peru, Geological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (2011)

Timing of deformation and subsidence in the northern Altiplano, Peru: Insights from detrital zircon geochronology of the Ayaviri hinterland basin, AGU, San Francisco, CA (2011)