About Me

I am a 5th year PhD candidate at UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, studying geology with a focus on igneous petrology, geochemistry, and geochronology. I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2014 with a B.A. in Earth & Environmental Sciences.

My current research with my advisor T. Mark Harrison is an investigation of the dynamic crustal thickness of the southern Lhasa terrane of the Tibetan plateau using geochemical microanalytical techniques. I am more broadly interested in the use of crystal-scale analyses to reconstruct large-scale magmatic and structural processes. For more information, see my research page.

At UCLA I’ve had the opportunity to teach geology majors in upper-division lab classes for several years. Check out my teaching page for more detail. For two years I was the president of the UCLA Earth, Planetary, and Space Science Student Organization (EPSSSO), a grad student-run organization dedicated to enrichment and outreach events for EPSS as well as the greater geoscience community.