There have been a lot of changes in my life recently. A lot of hard decisions filling my life with uncertainty. However, all of that has led me to new and exciting opportunities. With that, I am excited to announce I will be graduating with my Master of Science from Oregon State University in June and moving to Boise, Idaho to purse a PhD at Boise State University in August. I am so grateful for all the love, support, and amazing advice I received from everyone in my life. You are all so incredible and I’m happy to know I have so many supportive people in my life.
I am unbelievably excited for what the future holds. I will be joining on to a project working to understand what cause mafic plinian eruptions to occur. These eruptions are rare and most explanations are case relevant. Typically, mafic eruptions are not explosive or catastrophic, but there are a few cases where these volcanoes didn't behave like they were supposed to. Hence the title. I can't wait to join a stellar team of researchers and help tackle the conditions and processes that may have been occurring beneath the volcano leading up to eruption.