About Me

Academic Biography

Ph.D. of Geosciences, 2015-present – Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

M.S. of Geosciences, 2013-2015 – Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

B.S. of Geosciences, Mathematics Minor, 2007-2012 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA


Personal Biography

I grew up in Salem, Va, in the heart of the Blue Ridge, surrounded by the beauty of the forested Appalachian Mountains. Through my young, formative years, hiking and camping peeked my interest in the natural world. I continue to spend considerable time outdoors in both hobby and professional settings.


Catawba Valley, Virginiaunnamed.jpg

2013 Geographic South Pole MarkerSONY DSC

Pilanesberg National Park, South AfricaIMG_2360

Queenstown, New ZealandIMG_6061

Puerto Natales, ChileDSC_0622