I am a Geologist with the United States Geological Survey at the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, located in Lakewood, CO. Here I am working on the National Geologic Synthesis Program. I am a Utah native with a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology and Certification in Geospatial Analysis.
My education and experience include: Completion of my associates degree at Snow College and bachelor’s degree at Weber State University. There, I presented multiple projects research at symposiums around the state and was an intern with the Utah Geological Survey.
My research includes:
1) Geochemical analysis and mapping of Radon concentrations along the Wasatch Front
2) Studying The Economic Viability of Utah’s West Desert
3) Creating geologic maps to present at Maps on the Hill
Post-graduation I immediately moved to Nevada to work with Nevada Gold Mines as a geology intern in underground ore control. After a summer of mining, I decided to go back to school for Geospatial Analysis. I also began a fulltime position with the Utah Geological Survey as a Hazards Geological Technician and later a GIS Analyst & Cartographer. Through the Utah Geological Survey, I had the great pleasure and opportunity to help with the Utah FORGE Project (geothermal), creating their well & borehole subsurface database, and the State Map Program. After my time at the survey, I pursued further experience in hands on hazards consulting and laboratory analysis, received my Geologist in Training certification (GIT), and then moved to Colorado as a member of the USGS Team.