About Me

Shoreline processes field trip, Spring 2011.
beach processes

I am a 6th year graduate student at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at University of Arizona. I am interested in modeling and understanding physical processes on planets including mantle convection, tectonics, impact crater formation, and surface processes. With my Ph.D. advisor, Prof. Adam Showman, I am studying melt migration and convection in Io's mantle. I have also worked with Prof. Jay Melosh and Dr. Veronica Bray investigating the formation of central pit craters on Ganymede. Before arriving at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, I earned a B.A. in astronomy at Cornell University.