I am currently working on two sub-projects. The first aims at understanding the conditions of Kumano forearc basin (offshore Japan) nucleation and early evolution through 3D-seismic and sandstone petrography provenance analyses. The second involves the study of the Cretaceous-to-Recent sedimentary record in the northernmost Neuquen basin (western Argentina) through traditional field work and detrital zircon analysis. My goal is to better constrain the timing and characteristics of early Andean compression and to test whether or not the observed deformation patterns might be associated with subducting slab shallowing/steepening cycles.

Current Research Projects

Interactions between sedimentation and deformation in the Kumano forearc basin (Japan) and the Malargue foreland basin (Argentina)

Ewing/Worzel Fellow - University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (2016)

Whitney Endowed Presidential Scholarship - University of Texas at Austin (2015)

GSA Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2014)

IODP Post-Expedition Award - Consortium for Ocean Leadership (2013)

Travel Grant - AGU (2013)

Off-Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

Jackson School Graduate Fellow - Jackson School of Geosciences (2011 - 2012)

Cenozoic foreland basin evolution during Andean shortening in the Malargüe region of western Argentina (35°S), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2015)

Initiation and early evolution of a forearc basin in SW Japan based on 3D seismic data analysis, GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver (2014)

Trying to understand how a forearc basin forms: an example from SW Japan, UTIG Brown Bag Seminar, Austin (2014)

From Slope to Forearc: Evolution of the Kumano basin based on 3D seismic data analysis, IODP Expedition 338 Second Post-Cruise Meeting, Kona (2013)

Exploring the tecto-sedimentary history of the lower Kumano basin: insights from 3D seismic analysis, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2013)

Sedimentation and tectonics in Kumano forearc basin evolution, NanTroSEIZE study area, First Jackson School of Geosciences Research Symposium, Austin (2012)

Estudio Geofísico de las Termas del Río Valdez, Provincia de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, E-ICES 7, Malargüe (2011)

Avances y resultados de los trabajos de investigación y extensión del grupo volcanología, E-ICES 3, Malargüe (2007)