I am a geological oceanographer, with a PhD in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. My research employs radiogenic isotopes, and trace element geochemistry preserved in marine sediments to investigate Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. I am especially interested in evaluating recorders (fossil fish teeth, Fe-Mn oxide coatings) of seawater isotopic ratios and reconstructing patterns of ocean circulation and deepwater formation. My new work focuses on pore water from the New Zealand Continental Margin. I am also a scholar of teaching and learning. Teaching earth sciences and oceanography through community building, and active learning guides my teaching practice.