About

Welcome to my personal website where you can find updates about my research, teaching pursuits, and science news.

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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. I graduated from A&M in August of 2018, and I am now a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Washington. 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.

I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I spent my summers at Camp Fire Columbia’s Camp Namanu. I came to my love of the geosciences while working as a high school volunteer, as an in Cabin Counselor and Soil Student Leader at Outdoor School. I got a B.A. in Earth Sciences at Boston University. While there I worked with Dr. Rick Murray’s group on the geochemical characterization of volcanic ash at Deep Sea Drilling Project Site 52, in the North West Pacific. I spent a year at Sandy River Outdoor School as the Soil Field instructor before beginning a PhD in Oceanography at Texas A&M in the Fall of 2013.

img_1395 My long term goals are: 
1) To be an effective educator and mentor within the higher education system.
2) Use my position to increase the diversity of humans in Geosciences.
3) Do research that is multi-disciplinary, high impact and collaborative.