Academic and Employment History
2005-2006 Groundwater Remediation and Sampling Specialist – Blaine Tech Services
2011 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, USA – M.S. Oceanography
Fellowships and Funding
-Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Field Focus Site Award: Biology Meets Subduction: A Collaborative and Multi-disciplinary Deep Carbon Field Initiative, 2016-2019
-EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund: Developing soil gas surveying techniques to guide helium resource recovery in Tanzania, 2016-2017
-NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship:
A Petrological and Nitrogen Isotope Study
of Crustal Recycling Through Time, 2012-2014
-UCSD President’s Dissertation Fellow, 2011-2012
-NSF EAPSI Fellow, 2008
-Research and Teaching Assistant Fellowship and Tuition Fee Stipend, UCSD, 2007-2011
-Deep Carbon Observatory: Carbon Dioxide Content of the Icelandic Mantle
-UCSD Research Highlights: Seething History
-Invited speaker – University of Oxford – Brown bag lunch seminar, May 2017
-Invited speaker – Keynote Speaker: DTP Solid Earth Stream Conference, April 2017
-Invited speaker –Third DCO International Science Meeting, March 2017
-Invited speaker – University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences, March 2017
-Invited speaker – Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept., March 2017
-Invited speaker – Carnegie Institution – Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, October 2016
-Invited speaker – Smithsonian – National Museum of Natural History, October 2016
-Goldschmidt Conference (Yokohama) – research presentation, June 2016
-DINGUE Conference (Nancy) – research presentation, April 2016
-Invited speaker – University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences, October, 2015
-Invited speaker – University of St. Andrews, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, October, 2015
-University of the Azores: Deep Carbon Observatory Early Career Scientist Meeting, September 2015
-Goldschmidt Conference (Prague) – research presentation, August 2015
-Invited speaker – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 2015
-Invited speaker – University of Oxford – Brown bag lunch seminar, February 2015
-Goldschmidt Conference (Sacramento) - research presentation, June 2014
-AGU Fall meeting – research presentation, December 2013
-Goldschmidt Conference (Florence) - research presentation, August 2013
-DINGUE Conference (Florence) – research presentation, August 2013
-LPSC – research presentation, March 2013
-Invited speaker – University of Tennessee, Klepser Seminar, September 2012
-Invited speaker – Scripps Inst. of Oceanography – Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory Seminar, April 2012
-International Conference on Gas Geochemistry (San Diego) – research presentation, December 2011
-Goldschmidt Conference (Prague) - research presentation, August 2011
-DINGUE Conference (Paris) – research presentation, August 2011
-Invited guest lecturer for SIO 251 - Whole Earth Geochemistry, June 2011
-Invited speaker at Caltech - Geology Club seminar series, May 2011
-CIDER workshop participant and presenter – July 2010
-AGU Fall meeting – research presentation, December 2009
-Introduction to Geology (GSCI 101) - 2004
-Environmental Perils (ESYS 150) - 2008-2009
-Structural Geology (SIO 162) - 2010
-Geology of National Parks (SIO 16) – 2011
Co-teacher for Graduate Level Seminars:
-Mantle Petrology Seminar (GEOL 630) - 2012
-Phase Equilibira Seminar (GEOL 630) - 2013
-Thermodynamics Seminar (GEOL 630) – 2014
Graduate Student Advising Experience
-PhD supervisor of Rebecca Tyne (University of Oxford) – 2016-Present
-PhD supervisor of David Byrne (University of Oxford) – 2014-Present
Field Research Experience
-Nicaragua 2017: Sampling fluids, gases and lavas from Telica Volcano
-National Science Foundation
-Geochimica Cosmochimica et Acta
-Journal of Volcanology Geothermal Research
-Mineralogy and Petrology
-Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
-Geology, Geophysics, and Geosystems
-Outreach lecturer at “The Gillispie school” 2007
-Former president of the Scripps Academic Club, 2008-2012
-Former student representative for the Geoscience Research Division at SIO 2009-2012
-GK12 outreach program participant, connecting high school teachers with current scientific endeavours in our laboratory 2012-2014
-Invited outreach lecturer at “San Diego Continuing Education” 2014
-Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Early Career Scientist (ECS) representative for Deep Energy 2015
-Prof. Chris Ballentine, University of Oxford, UK (Post-doc Mentor).
-Prof. Lawrence Taylor, University of Tennessee, USA (Post-doc Mentor).
-Prof. David Hilton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA (Ph.D. Advisor).
-Prof. James Day, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.
-Prof. Tobias Fischer, University of New Mexico, USA.
-Prof. Karl Grönvold, Nordic Volcanological Institute, Iceland.
-Prof. Yuji Sano, Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo, Japan.
-Prof. Karl Karlstrom, University of New Mexico, USA.
-Dr. Saemi Halldórsson, Nordic Volcanological Institute, Iceland.
-Dr. Justin Kulongoski, USGS, USA.
-Dr. Evelyn Füri, CRPG Nancy, France.
-Dr. Geoff Howarth, University of Tennessee, USA.
-Dr. John Pernet-Fisher, University of Tennessee, USA.
-Dr. Michael Lawson, ExxonMobile, USA.