About me

I’m a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH.

My research focuses on furthering our understanding of the climate system through the application of geochemical techniques and reconstruction of past climate variability.  Specifically, I am interested in reconstructing past ice sheet extent in both Greenland and North America to better constrain future ice retreat.  I am primarily using 10Be cosmogenic exposure dating on boulders left by retreating ice sheets to carry out my work.

Please explore the following pages to learn more about me and my research!

Standing under the margin of the Petermann Glacier, northwest Greenland
Finding in situ 13,000 years old Two Creeks wood, along the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

Toad rock

In August 2018 I went to visit Pierre Crapaud (toad rock) in Pierre-à-bot near Neuchâtel, Switzerland. This boulder was used by Louis Agassiz in the 1830s as evidence for glacial fluctuations as it is composed of granite from Mt. Blanc and sitting on Jurassic limestone of the Swiss Jura mountains. So awesome to see!

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