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.
My current experiments are hydrothermal synthesis of granophyre in cold seal vessels and differentiation of tonalites from a MORB starting material through wet thermal migration in a piston cylinder apparatus.
Favorite activities include leaving the state to do outdoor things and slowly killing the office plants my boyfriend gives me.
BS LAS Geology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp
Awards and Honors
UIUC Geology Estwing Award 2019
UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, Spring 2020
Teaching Assistant for:
Geology 111: Emergence of Life
Geology 380: Environmental Geology