I'm interested in using a variety of tools (geochemistry, field mapping, and numerical models) to understand how fluids interact with rocks and melts/mushes. My graduate research is focused on understanding how veins form at the magmatic-hydrothermal transition and how that affects porphyry Cu-Mo mineralization. I also really enjoy experimental petrology and study trace element incorporation into quartz as a function of growth rate, pressure, and temperature.




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

Nanoparticle Thermodynamics

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

2011 - 2014

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

2009 - 2011

Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA

A. A. to Transfer

2014 - Present (Expected Graduation SPRING 2020)

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Ph.D. Earth Sciences

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

University of Oregon

Department of Earth Sciences

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