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 an autoclave and differentiation of tonalites from a MORB starting material through wet thermal migration in a piston cylinder apparatus.
My hobbies include cooking, hiking in the mountains when I get the chance, 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
Teaching Assistant for:
Geology 111: Emergence of Life
Geology 380: Environmental Geology