I am a fifth (and final) year Ph.D. student in Geology at the University of Colorado Boulder. For my dissertation research, I am studying terrestrial hydrothermal sites in Costa Rica and Iceland as analogs for early Mars. Besides geochemistry and astrobiology, I am also interested in physical volcanology, computer modeling of geologic processes, and geologic mapping across the solar system. I have several years of teaching experience at the college level, and love working with students and seeing them grow as scientists – as future geologists, or simply informed members of society.
Outside of work, I am an endurance athlete, and can most often be found enjoying the amazing trails and views that Colorado has to offer.