BIO

 select_img_9962I am a volcanologist interested in the physical volcanology and petrology of both ancient and active volcanoes.  Currently I am living in Reykjavik, Iceland, working as a Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar at the University of Iceland and researching gases, particularly SO2, emitted from active volcanoes.

My current research interests are focused on the shallow magmatic processes that drive transitions in eruption behavior (effusive vs. explosive), lead to caldera formation, and generate the silicic magmas that produce the most explosive volcanic eruptions on Earth.

In 2014, I was awarded my PhD in Geology from Oregon State University (OSU), College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, working under the mentorship Dr. Shan de Silva. Following my PhD, I went to the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. for a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Ben Andrews.