I am an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College.
My research spans the fields of cosmochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and geochronology.
Metorites are relics from the dawn of our solar system and offer a glimpse into the primordial processes that formed the planets and Sun. I use computational, chemical, and geochronologic methods to reconstruct solar system history at a high-resolution from the meteorite record. I am particularly interested in contextualizing our solar system among other “extrasolar” stars and planetary systems.
Ice Sheets have intermittently covered the landmasses of the northern hemisphere over the last several million years. I study subglacial systems with isotope geochemistry and U-series geochronology to better understand the behavior and life cycles of glaciers and ice sheets.
PhD Research: As a doctoral student in the Blackburn Lab at UC Santa Cruz, I used radioactive isotopes of uranium and their intermediate and stable daughter products to answer questions about 1) the interplay between glaciers and their environments, 2) the timescales and processes of planetary assembly in the early solar system, and 3) billion-year timescales of middle crustal cooling and reheating.
I am committed to accessible and engaging education, within and beyond classrooms. Museums provide unique opportunities for poignant, immersive, and even dynamic educational experiences. I am currently developing outreach programming with the Montshire Museum of Science as a part of my postdoctoral work, and I continue to co-host monthly video streams about Earth sciences with Gavin Piccione and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.