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Research Interests:

My research focuses on tracing the pathways of heavy metals in the environment to consider and mitigate the consequences of environmental perturbations on life in the ocean and on land. The application of geochemical techniques allows me to work in a diverse array of systems from West Coast estuarine systems to Arctic environments. 

Current research seeks to assess carbonate chemistry conditions on the Oregon coast, as well as determine methods to improve oyster health and resiliency in increasingly corrosive waters. Concurrent research uses Pb isotopes in glacial ice to examine and fingerprint historical changes in lead pollution sources.

Teaching Goals:

My goals as an Earth Science educator are to create an environment that is student-centered, where students actively engage with and inform the course content and build confidence and skills in making evidence-based conclusions. Introducing students to Earth Science in a deep, meaningful way, creates opportunities for students to understand the world around them. These connections and the understanding of what influences and shapes our world creates scientists and citizens who are well informed and prepared to discuss and search for solutions to some of the biggest issues facing our society.


Ph.D., Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry (2016 - Present)

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Thesis: "Reconstruction of Human Impacts on the Environment: Insights from Uranium and Lead"

Advisor: Dr. Alyssa Shiel

Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (2020)

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

B.S.Ed., Chemistry and Earth & Space Science (2015)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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