B.A. Physics and History, Bowdoin College, 2010
My research focuses on earthquakes, including both seismic hazards and what they tell us about long-term geologic processes. My previous research has included seismicity studies of lithosphere tearing and subsequent transform fault development along the Australia-Pacific subduction zone. Using Coulomb Failure Stress, b-value, and earthquake rupture property analyses, I examined the transform plate boundary development process. Currently, I am studying the seismic hazard posed by earthquakes along the eastern continental margin of North America by examining what the possible maximum earthquake magnitude might be.
2016: AAPG Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) international competition 2nd place team, Penn State
2015: Dr. Gabriel & Mrs. Katherine Leblanc Fellowship in Geophysics, Penn State
2015: Chesapeake Energy Scholarship in Geoscience, Penn State
2014: Petroleum Geosystems Initiative Fellowship, Penn State
2010: Magna cum Laude, Bowdoin College
2010: Phi Beta Kappa, Bowdoin College
2010: Honors in History for Senior Thesis, Bowdoin College
2015 – 2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Penn State. Geology of Oil and Gas. Earth History. Natural Disasters.
2008 – 2010: Writing Tutor, Bowdoin College