Research Theme

  • Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes

My research, under the guidance of Dr. Whitney Behr, focuses on using peridotite xenoliths to better constrain the rheology of the upper mantle.

Ford Foundation Fellowship (alternate and Honorable Mention) - National Academy of Sciences (2014)

Off Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2014)

GSA Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2014)

Student Travel Grant to EBSD 2014 conference - Microanalysis Society (MAS) (2014)

Mentor Coordinator, UT GeoFORCE (2014 - Present)

Teaching Assistant, (2013 - 2014)

Student-faculty liaison, GSEC (2013 - Present)

Mentor, UT GeoFORCE (2013 - Present)

Poster: The effect of water and stress magnitude on lattice-preferred orientation of olivine in naturally deformed peridotites, JSG Research Symposium, UT Austin (2014)

Poster: Fabrics and rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2014)