Advisor: Dr. Mike Taylor
Research Interests: Neotectonics, tectonic geomorphology, paleoseismology, geophysics, earthquake geology. I am interested in using field methods, remote sensing techniques, and methods drawn from active tectonics and paleoseismology to study the history, effects, and mechanics of earthquakes within the Earth's crust.
Current Research: My thesis research is focused on quantifying slip rates on faults bordering Lake Albert, Uganda, to help inform the influence of wet vs. dry rifting in the East African Rift.
Field Area: Albertine Rift, Uganda, Africa
Background: I graduated with a B.S. in Geology from Central Washington University in the Pacific Northwest, where I am originally from. I then spent a year at the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center in Menlo Park, CA as a participant in the NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program. While in the California Bay Area, I conducted field and remote sensing-based geologic mapping, terrestrial LiDAR acquisition, and paleoseismic excavations along active fault zones in Northern California.