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)

Treasurer, UT Archery Club (2014 - Present)

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)

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