Co-supervisor


My research focuses on marine environments and marine-continental transitions preserved within siliciclastic depositional systems. I extract clues from the sedimentary rock record in order to understand how paleoenvironments and paleoclimates evolved through time. For example, I am currently exploring how a greenhouse (warm) climate is reflected in the sedimentary rock record in both high- and mid-latitude environments. I utilize both field-based and subsurface data and apply various sedimentologic, stratigraphic, biostratigraphic, geochronologic and geochemical methods in my research. I am also involved in investigations that evaluate the evolution of petroleum systems by conducting source rock and reservoir evaluations in rift, forearc and foreland basin settings.

Current Research Projects

Arctic Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

High-latitude, greenhouse fluvial-marine transitions: Reconstructing Late Cretaceous Arctic shorelines of northern Alaska

Research Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

Alexander Sisson Research Award - The Geological Society of America (2012)

Kenneth H. Crandall Memorial Grant - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2011)

UT Austin Outstanding Student Award - Houston Geological Society (2010)

Award of Excellence, Top 10 Poster Presentation - American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Conference and Exhibition, Alberta, Canada (2010)

John Kilkenny Memorial Grant - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2007)

Outstanding Student Research Proposal - Sedimentary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America (2007)

Scholarship - Alaska Geological Society (2006)

Outstanding Major Award - Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton (2002)

Student Leadership Award - College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton (2001)

Margaret Skillman Woyski Scholarship - Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton (2001)