Ph.D. Student, Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences. Expected Graduation 2026. Advisor: Kirsten Siebach
B. A. in Geology, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, cum laude with Thesis, May 2021. Advisor: Raymond Arvidson, Thesis: Mineralogy of Aeolain Deposits in Gale Crater, Mars: The Bagnold Dunes to Glen Torridon
Awards and Honors
Harold Levin Award for outstanding job as an assistant to the instructor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, May 2021
Courtney A. Werner Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, May 2021
Highest Distinction in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, May 2021
Summer Undergraduate Research Award, Washington University in St. Louis, May 2019
Dean’s List, 7 semesters, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017-2021
Rice University Siebach Lab Jan. 2020 – ongoing
Graduate Student, Advisor: Prof. Kirsten Siebach
- Development of the algorithm for Mineral Identification by Stoichiometry to analyze data returned from the PIXEL instrument onboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover
Washington University Remote Sensing Laboratory Jan. 2020 – ongoing
Research Assistant, Advisor: Prof. Raymond Arvidson
- Investigation of basaltic sands in Gale Crater, Mars, through a synergy of orbital and in-situ data
Washington University Aqueous Mineralogy & Geochemistry Laboratory Jan. – Dec. 2019
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Advisor: Prof. Jeffery Catalano
- Capacity of chlorate to oxidize ferrous iron
- Investigation of Fe(II) oxidation by chlorate at Mars-relevant low temperature (0-20⁰C)
- Dissolved manganese oxidation by bromate and chlorate
Presentations and Talks
Graduate Interdisciplinary Earth Science Symposia, Rice University, Fall 2022. “Jezero Crater Floor Mineral Identifications in PIXL Data using the Automated MIST Algorithm”.
Washington University Earth and Planetary Sciences Colloquia, Senior Theses Presentations and Awards, Spring 2021. “Mineralogy of Aeolian Deposits in Gale Crater, Mars: The Bagnold Dunes to Glen Torridon”.
Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2019. “Efficiency of Fe(II) Oxidation by Chlorate on Mars”.
Brown Bag Series, Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2019. “Our Trip to Patagonia”.
GeoUnion Outreach Chair, Rice University. Spring 2022 – present.
Girl Scouts Climate Challenge Event Planner and Workshop Co-Lead, Rice University. Fall 2022.
Mars2020 Blogger, “A Broken Rock Won’t Break Our Team”. Fall 2022.
Youth Science Workshop Co-Officer, Rice University. Fall 2022.
Washington University Geology Club Co-President. 2019 – 2021.
Teaching Assistant, “Remote Sensing”, Rice University. Fall 2022.
Teaching Assistant, “What’s the Curiosity Rover Doing this Week?”, Washington University in St. Louis. Spring 2021.
Washington University Geology Club, Co-President, 2019 – 2021.
Teaching Assistant, “Earth and the Environment”, Washington University in St. Louis. Spring 2020.
Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas, 2022
Colorado Plateau, Utah, 2020
Johnson Shut-Ins, Missouri, 2019
Patagonia, Argentina, 2019