Research Areas

Southern Western gneiss region, norway

under construction

Northern Western gneiss region, norway

under construction

titanite torsion experiments

under construction

Central fiordland, new zealand

Tracking the changing relationship between Mesozoic arc magmatism and deformation in mid- and lower-crustal sections of an exhumed arc; reconstructing a multiphase history of overprinting Cenozoic brittle deformation

Tools: Bedrock structural and lithologic mapping, structural analysis, U-Pb geo/thermochronology, trace element thermobarometry.

earlier research projects

As a Keck geology consortium intern and for my senior thesis at Beloit College, I investigated changes in sediment sources for tidal coves of the CT River estuary.

Tools used: Sediment core description, C/N analysis

As a USGS/NAGT intern, I assisted with a study of amphibian development and survival related to arsenic and antimony contamination in an area of active mining (Stibnite mine, Yellow Pine, ID); Additional experience included assisting with invertebrate sampling both in riparian habitat at the Stibnite mine and in areas of the northern Basin and Range province; as well as helping with a biomass study of sagebrush steppe plants.

Select tools used: water sampling, tissue sampling, ICP-OES