- M.S. Marine Geology and Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program
- M.S. Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara
- B.S. Geology, Carleton College, Minnesota
I grew up in rural Alaska (McGrath) and attended high school in Anchorage. Alaska is incredibly precious to me and I am thrilled to join the excellent faculty at APU!
My research has focused on revealing the behavior of the Earth’s lower crust and upper mantle by addressing such questions as: How do continents grow? What are the mantle flow patterns in subduction zones (like the Aleutian Arc)? How does the lower crust deform during earthquakes? My research has brought me to Alaska, Greenland, Italy, Nepal, Norway, and Svalbard.
My role at APU is to teach the physical sciences and spread my enthusiasm for using science to better understand, conserve, and protect Earth’s natural resources. My interests outside of the classroom include skiing, rafting, biking, and anything else that gets me outside.