I'm a first year masters student in igneous petrology and high temperature geochemistry. In Craig Lundstrom's lab I do thermal gradient experiments simulating granitoid differentiation, as well as scanning electron microscopy and measurements of trace elements and isotope ratios through mass spectrometry in natural samples. My field area is the Troodos ophiolite in Cyprus. My undergraduate research involved Ti-in-quartz geothermometry and SEM-cathodoluminescence of Troodos plagiogranites, as well as Lu-Hf apatite mineral separate dating of the Sonju Lake Intrusion, Minnesota.
I've lived many places but my "hometown" was Wasilla, Alaska. My favorite DnD alignment is chaotic neutral and for fun I enjoy hiking and strategy games.
BS Geology, UIUC
Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp
Teaching Assistant for:
Geology 111: Emergence of Life Spring 2020
Geology 380: Environmental Geology Spring 2020
Geology 432: Mineralogy and Mineral Optics (grader) Fall 2020
Geology 460: Geochemistry (grader) Fall 2020