I am a Geologist interested in applying geochronology and thermochronology to sedimentary rocks in order to understand the evolution of Earth’s surface and investigate interactions between tectonics, climate, and surface processes.
I joined the USGS as a Geologist in 2022 to work on the National Geochronology Database. Prior to joining the USGS I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department. There I helped build a new low-temperature thermochronology lab and worked to revitalize a 20 year old, custom built He extraction line for (U-Th)/He thermochronology. I received my M.Sc. (2016) and Ph.D. (2020) from the University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences where I investigated ancient and modern sediment routing systems with detrital geochronology and thermochronology. I was born and raised in Juneau Alaska and received my B.Sc. from the University of Alaska Anchorage (2013).
Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (2022-present)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology (2021-2022)
Instructor, Gallatin Community College – Montana State University (2019-2021)
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin (2019-2020)
Equinor (Statoil) Graduate Research Fellow (2014 – 2019)
Field Technician, Alaska Dept of Fish and Game (2014)
Junior Geologist, Alaska Earth Sciences (2013)
Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Anchorage (2012-2013)
Geotechnical Core Logger, Kiska Metals (2011)
Education and Certifications
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin (2020)
M.Sc., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin (2016)
B.S, Geological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage (2013)
Science and Products
**Disclaimer: The views expressed in Non-USGS publications are those of the author and do not represent the views of the USGS, Department of the Interior, or the U.S. Government.