Hiking with grape soda at the flatirons
Ph.D. Student
Geological Sciences


Advisor: Greg Tucker


My research focuses on understanding how sediment properties govern fluvial behavior and, by extension, shape landscapes. I develop numerical models to improve our understanding of the feedbacks between climate, tectonics, and sediment generation and transport that result in the landforms we observe today. My current field area is the North American High Plains, which was a depositional setting during the Miocene and has undergone exhumation in more recent Cenozoic time.

Other areas of interest include tectonic sedimentology, geochronology, and undergraduate education.


  • B.S. Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2017