I'm use a variety of tools (geochemistry, experiments, field mapping, and numerical models) to understand how fluids interact with rocks and melts/mushes. My graduate research at the University of Oregon was focused on understanding how veins form at the magmatic-hydrothermal transition and how that affects porphyry Cu-Mo mineralization and on trace element incorporation into quartz as a function of growth rate, pressure, and temperature. As a post-doc at UNIL, I am working on skarn geochemistry.




I have experience mapping hydrothermally altered rocks using the Anaconda Method​. I've taken several mapping classes, and have TA'd field camp at the UO. I have a broad working knowledge of structural geology.


I'm adept at using the microprobe and scanning electron microscope. I have experience using a FIB-SEM and PFIB-SEM as well as the TEM. I've worked with EBSD, LA-ICP-MS, and XRD. I am proficient in sample preparation, and the auxiliary skills needed to prepare for teh aforementioned techniques.

In addition, I have a rigorous background designing and conducting experiments. Specifically, I have used cold seal apparati extensively throughout my graduate work.

I use petrographic textural analysis as a compliment to the geochemical techniques listed above..


I have a strong background in:

  • traditional crystallography

  • crystal growth and dissolution processes

  • thermodynamic phase equilibria

  • kinetic effects


Nanoparticle Thermodynamics

Examining the idea that "kinetic effects" are the signature of the thermodynamics of nanoparticles in natural systems

2009 - 2011

Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA

A. A. to Transfer



Hydrothermal Alteration

How fluids modify the composition of minerals in the mid-/upper- crust 

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

How magmatic and metamorphic processes connect together to control spatio-temporal processes and deposit type distributions

2011 - 2014

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA B.Sci., Thesis Option

2014 - 2020

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Ph.D. Earth Sciences

Advised by Dr. Mark H. Reed and Dr. James Watkins