Supervisors


Research Theme

  • Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes

Research Discipline

  • Geochemistry/Thermo- & Geo-chronology
  • Structural Geology/Lithospheric Geodynamics

I am a field geologist whose particular interests are structural geology and tectonics. My research uses geo- and thermochronology to understand the timing and thermal structure of continental rifting at magma-poor margins to answer an outstanding question in plate tectonics -- How do you break a continent?

Current Research Projects

Thermal evolution of continental rifting at magma-poor margins (Corsica, France)

R.L. Folk and E.F. McBride Petrography Contest, 2nd Place, Graduate Division - Jackson School of Geosciences (2014)

Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship - JSG Off-Campus Research Grants (2014)

GSA Student Travel Grant - Geological Society of America (2013)

Carol B. and W. Edward Nelson Field Camp Experience Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

Charles E. Yager Undergraduate Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

Treasurer, UT Archery Club (2014)

Organizer, iPGST Seminar (informal Petrology, Geochemistry, Structure, and Tectonics) (2014 - Present)

Vice President, UT Archery Club (2013 - 2014)

Graduate Student Liaison, Geosciences Leadership Organization for Women (G.L.O.W.) (2013 - 2014)

Mentor, Organizing Committee, Students Raising Students (2013 - Present)

Member, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2013 - Present)

Thermal Evolution of Continental rifting in Corsica (France), JSG Annual Research Symposium, Austin, TX (2014)

Detrital Zircon Geochronology of Bull Run and Copper Basins, Elko, NV, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)