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 doing a Ph.D. at Yale. I am currently an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow with Kathryn Snell at University of Colorado-Boulder.Google Scholar or ORCID.