About Me

Originally from the east coast, I moved to Flagstaff, Arizona to earn my MS degree from Northern Arizona University. After graduation I 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 pursue a PhD degree at Dartmouth.

There 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. I spent the first 5 weeks of the postdoc aboard The Activ, a 90-ft schooner, sailing in and out of the fjords of southeastern Greenland to collect samples for cosmogenic dating. I spent the next 3 years at Aarhus University, focusing on how the eastern margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet responded to climate changes over the past ~10,000 years.

I'm now an assistant professor at Humboldt State University. I currently teach Sedimentary Geology (GEOL 332), Earth Systems History (GEOL 210), Introductory Geology (GEOL 109) and Field Methods (GEOL 435). I plan to develop research projects in the western US, determining how glaciers responded to climate changes since the last ice age.