I knew from a young age I wanted to study volcanoes. This was a result of growing up on the Bandelier Tuff and having a desire to study science while being outdoors. For undergrad, I attended Mesa State College because of the Geology program, participated in a NSF-REU program, attended geology field camp in Ireland, Geophysics field camp in NM, and CSAV volcanology field camp in Hawaii. After graduating from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University), I took a one year post-baccalaureate at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) working in the Environmental and Geophysics groups.
For my doctorate research, I studied the thermal history of pyroclasts and pyroclastic density currents through numerical models. My PhD work was funded through DOE’s Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE-CSGF) and NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP).
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Josef Dufek‘s research group at Georgia Institute of Technology and am looking for my next postdoctoral position.