Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I spent my days exploring the desert and learning that it was more than a vast wasteland. I have climbed mountains, thrown snowballs, and admired the desert flora and fauna. After completing my Bachelors of Science in Geophysics at the University of Arizona, I relocated to Corvallis, Oregon in pursuit of an M.S. in Volcanology. Now, I am enjoying my time living in Boise, Idaho where I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Volcanology.
My life and the people in it take me to incredible places. Before I started graduate school, I had the incredible opportunity to spend three weeks in Southeast Asia experiencing the culture, exploring a 74,000-year-old supervolcano, and falling in love with an active volcano. It was during that time that I knew I had made the right decision to become a volcanologist.
I hope to spend the rest of my trips around the sun: exploring our earth, working on volcanic hazard assessment and mitigation, and loving everyone and everything in my life. I hope to use this blog as a place of record for adventures and reflection on my path through graduate school. Maybe, somehow, it will help inspire someone else along the way.
So here’s to hoping that at the end of the day my feet are dirty, hair is messy, and the eyes are sparkling!
Boise State Univeristy
Doctor of Philosophy, Geosciences
2019 / JUNE
Oregon State Univeristy
Master of Science, Geology
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)
2016 / MAY
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science, Geophysics
Minor in Mathematics