I am a Physical Scientist at the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center in Reston, Virginia, where I work on the USGS Glaciated Regions Geologic Mapping Project. I also manage the Sediment Petrology Laboratory for the Bascom Center.
2023 - present: Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Reston, Virginia.
- Glaciated Regions Geologic Mapping Project (2023 - present). I work with Dr. Christopher Swezey and other USGS scientists, focusing on mapping of bedrock and surficial (Quaternary) deposits in the northern US. I also manage the Sediment Petrology Laboratory for the Bascom Center, which includes pXRF, microscopy, and laser-diffraction (LD) grain size analysis equipment.
2018 - 2023: Student Trainee (Physical Science), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Reston, Virginia.
- Glaciated Regions Geologic Mapping Project (2022 - 2023)
- Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Project (2019 - 2022)
- Geology of the Appalachian and Illinois Basins (2018 - 2019)
2020 - 2023: Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Master's Thesis: "Interpreting seismic reflection imagery to reconstruct late Quaternary earthquake history at Lake Crescent, Washington, USA."
2017 - 2019: Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant, James Madison University, Department of Geology & Environmental Science, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
- Honors Thesis: "Grain size and vegetation as controlling variables for stream channel morphology."
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