Earth and Planetary Materials & Isotope Geochemistry
Welcome to my site. I am currently a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University. My research interests are primarily in combining high-resolution mineral characterization (mineral-scale spectroscopy) with isotope geochemistry and geochronology (40Ar/39Ar and U-Pb systems).
My primary areas of interest is in meteorite impact craters on the Earth (Gardnos, Norway; Manicouagan, Canada; Lonar, India).
As a planetary geologist, I feel strongly that Earth is a planet too. While much of my work has implications for Mars and the Moon, I am also interested in traditional terrestrial geology, particularly that of southern and northern Appalachia.
Additionally, through work with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, I have become a strong advocate for bringing together both science and communication. The science we do is only as good as our ability to effectively communicate it to other.