About Me

Originally from the Boston area, I moved west to Flagstaff, Arizona after college. There I received my MS degree from Northern Arizona University and then worked for the Rocky Mountain Research Station (US Forest Service) and the Soundscape Program at Grand Canyon National Park. These were great jobs, but I missed working in the Arctic... So I decided to move back east and pursue a PhD degree at Dartmouth.

At Dartmouth I worked with Dr. Meredith Kelly, studying how the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet have changed since the last ice age in response to natural climate variability. During my PhD, I had the rare opportunity to work both in eastern and western Greenland and conducted 6 seasons of fieldwork in Greenland.

In July 2014, I started a postdoc at the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University in Denmark where I researched how the eastern margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet responded to climate changes over the past ~10,000 years. To start the postdoc, I spent 5 weeks aboard The Activ, a 90-ft schooner, sailing into the fjords of southeastern Greenland and collecting samples for cosmogenic dating.

I'm now an assistant professor at Humboldt State University. I currently teach classes in Sedimentary Geology and Earth Systems History. I plan to develop research projects in the western US, determining how glaciers responded to climate changes since the last ice age.