I am a geochemist by training and am currently supporting the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as an Isotope Mass Spectrometrist with SNA International. I am using my expertise to support the DPAA's mission of providing the fullest possible accounting for missing U.S. personnel to their families and the nation. In practice, I prepare and isotopically analysis samples from recovered individual remains to assist with their identification and repatriation to families. I previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Mark Torres at Rice University and completed my PhD thesis at Caltech in October 2020 under the mentorship of Jess Adkins. My thesis research focused on the using sulfur isotopes to understand processes in the modern and ancient marine sulfur cycle. More broadly, I am interested in reconstructing past Earth surface processes and chemical fluxes using the geochemical study of sedimentary materials. Our understanding of how these processes have operated in the past informs our predictions of how the processes may respond to future changes to the Earth system (especially anthropogenic global warming).
My first two journal articles were published in the journal Earth & Planetary Science Letters and can be found here. Further articles are in developed and will be added to this list as they are published.
I am passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion, mental health awareness, and public outreach within the geosciences. I also enjoy learning about and implementing new pedagogical strategies shown to increase educational equity and effectively engage students in the classroom. You can learn more about some of the work I've done and cool resources I've come across here.
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