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My research, under the guidance of Dr. Whitney Behr, focuses on the present-day rheology of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Mojave region and the controls on lattice preferred orientation in natural deformed mantle rocks. I am also very active in outreach and science communication as a student in the UT Museum Studies Graduate Portfolio Program, and as a participant in the UT Scientist-in-Residence Program.

NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2016 - 2016)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program - NSF (2015)

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)

Diversity Scholarship - Marathon Oil (2014 - 2015)

Co-editor and co-founder, Science Y'all: JSG official blog (2016 - Present)

Symposium Organizer, JSG Research Symposium (2016)

Scientist-in-Residence, Environmental Science Institute (ESI) (2016 - 2017)

President, GSEC (2015 - 2016)

Mentor, UT GeoFORCE (2015 - Present)

Mentor Coordinator, UT GeoFORCE (2014 - 2015)

Teaching Assistant, (2013 - 2014)

Student-faculty liaison, GSEC (2013 - 2014)

Abstract: Constraints from naturally deformed peridotites on controls on olivine lattice preferred orientation, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2016)

Oral Presentation: Rheology of the Mojave Lower Crust and Lithospheric Mantle As Revealed By Xenoliths, SACNAS, Long Beach, CA (2016)

Poster: Constraints from Xenoliths on the Rheology of the Mojave Lower Crust and Lithospheric Mantle, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2015)

Poster: Fabrics and rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle, JSG Research Symposium, (2015)

Poster: Constraints from xenoliths on the rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle, SCEC Annual Meeting, Palm Springs (2015)

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)

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