Supervisors


Research Theme

  • Energy Geosciences
  • Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes

Research Discipline

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

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)