My research is focussed on the interplay between fault and fracture permeability, hydrothermal fluid flow, alteration, mechanical properties, and deformation. I am currently working on projects in Dixie Valley, NV, and in the North Cascades, WA.
I worked as a geologist in the geothermal industry for 5 years before returning to graduate school.
Current Research Projects
The evolution of fracture porosity in a hydrothermal system: P-T-t constraints on vein material from geothermal exploration well GAR-1
Chemical-mechanical feedback in geothermal systems: the interaction between fluid flow, alteration, mechanical properties, and deformation.
GSA Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2013)
William C Powers Graduate Fellow - The University of Texas at Austin (2012)
Student Research Grant - Evolving Earth Foundation (2006 - 2006)
Grant - National Science Foundation (2006 - 2008)
Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2005 - 2006)
David A. Rahm Scholarship - Western Washington University (2005 - 2005)
GK-12 Fellow - NSF (2004 - 2004)
Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program Grant - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2002 - 2002)
STEMTEC Teaching Scholar - National Science Foundation (2000 - 2002)
Harold F. Johnson Scholar - Hampshire College (1998 - 2002)
Co-convener, Neogene Orogenesis in the North American Cordillera, GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting (2007)