As a kid in Oregon, I loved wandering around in the woods, seeing what I might find. At Carleton College, I took a geology class just to try it. We went on a field trip to look at rocks in northern Minnesota and I was hooked for good.

Following college, I worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and then completed a master’s degree with Carmala Garzione at University of Rochester studying the climatic and tectonic history of the central Andes. I then taught for a year at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and two years at Norwich University before coming to Yale to pursue further research and teaching by way of a Ph.D.

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You can also check publications on my Google Scholar page.
“Researching” sediment transport in the Bolivian Altiplano. Do gravity mass movements travel downslope faster at 13,000 ft than they do near sea level?