I am a Research Geophysicist that works at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA. I use various geophysical datasets and geologic samples to study geologic processes and hazards along rifted, subduction, strike-slip, and passive continental margins.
I received my Ph.D. at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2011 and carried out my post-doc at the University of California Santa Cruz. I joined the USGS in the Spring of 2015. I specialize in the use of 2D/3D seismic reflection data and other geophysical data types such as multibeam bathymetry/backscatter and chirp. One of my current research focuses is on the application of artificial neural-networks to 2D/3D seismic attribute calculations for enhanced detection and 3D visualization of geologic features, such as faults, fluid-pathways, and mass transport deposits.