Supervisor


Committee Members


Research Interests:
Method development for (U-Th)/He analysis; Fe-oxide (U-Th)/He dating; X-Ray Computed Tomography application to geologic samples; timing of serpentinization in tectonic processes; trace element cycling during serpentinization; magnetite formation; U and Th partitioning during metamorphism

Current Research Projects

Magnetite (U-Th)/He geochronology: constraining serpentinization along magma-poor continental margins

Past Research Projects

Depositional environment and detrital zircon dating of the Jardine Metasedimentary Sequence from the South Snowy Mountains in Yellowstone National Park

Mineralogy/Petrology Student Research Grant - Mineralogical Society of America (2014)

Graduate Deans Prestigious Fellowship Supplement - University of Texas at Austin (2014)

F. Earl Ingerson Graduate Research Assistance Fellowship in Geochemistry - University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Summer Analytical Fees Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Graduate Research Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2014)

Off Campus Research Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2013)

Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2013)

MGPV Division Award - Geological Society of America (2013)

Diversity Award - Geological Society of America (2013)

Jackson School Graduate Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2012)

Golden Hammer Award - University of Kansas Field Camp (2010)

GK-12 Associate, GK-12 Program at UT-Austin (2014)

Secretary, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2014 - Present)

Vice President, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2013 - 2014)

Coordinator, Jackson School Research Symposium, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2013 - 2014)

Student-Faculty Liaison, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2012)

(U-Th)/He Dating of Magnetites in Serpentinites, Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, CA (2014)

Magnetite (U-Th)/He Geochronology: Advancements in Sample Preparation and Application to Date Serpentinites, Geological Society of America-South Central, Austin, TX (2013)

Vetting Unconventional Minerals for Thermochronology, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)

Evolution of the Precambrian rocks of Yellowstone National Park: Metasedimentary Rocks, Geological Society of Amerca- Rocky Mountain, (2011)