I am interested in understanding how physical processes affect long-term coastal landscape evolution. Primarily, I aim to reconstruct the paleoseismic history of an area by studying how earthquakes and tsunamis preserve in the geologic record.
Born and raised in Washington, I completed an undergraduate degree at Whitman College in Geology. My undergraduate research focused on analyzing the geochemistry of ancient soils to interpret paleoclimate. After graduating, I began a summer internship with the U.S. Geological Survey studying the physical properties of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core. I spent a year in Germany teaching English on the Fulbright Fellowship then began my MS at Central Washington University working on a larger project aimed at reconstructing the paleoseismic history of south-central Chile.
- 2007-2011 BA (Honors) in Geology, Whitman College
- 2012-2014 MS in Geological Sciences Central, Washington University
- 2014-Present PhD student in Oceanography, Rutgers University