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I study magmatism and deformation of the earth’s crust, and how these processes influence the formation and distribution of natural resources and geologic hazards. This work involves geologic mapping at different scales, interpretation of subsurface and geophysical data, and laboratory analyses to determine the age and composition of rocks and minerals.
2014 - present Research Geologist, USGS, Denver CO
2009 - 2014 Research Geologist, USGS, Menlo Park CA
2006 - 2009 Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, USGS, Menlo Park CA
1999 - 2005 Teaching and Research Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford CA
1998 - 1999 Earth Science Intern, USGS, Menlo Park CA
2005 Ph.D., Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford CA
1998 B.A., Geology, Carleton College, Northfield MN
2012 - Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE)