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Geology has always been all about the rocks for me: what minerals combine to make them, how they were formed and altered, how they form the landscape we observe today. Thus my research interests are the petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks as well as the isotopic, geochemical, and mineralogical characteristics of rocks. Rock on!
My current research is on the petrology and mantle geochemistry of Hawaiian Lavas, specifically the Lithium isotopic signatures of lavas spanning the entire Hawaiian island chain. Li isotopes offer the possibility of a different perspective on the origin of mantle sources to Hawaiian volcanism because it is a stable isotope fractionated in specific geologic environments. This "signature" may or may not be traceable in oceanic island basalts such as Hawaii; this what I am investigating.
PhD. (in progress) - University of British Columbia
BSc. (2006-2011) - University of Wyoming, honors thesis entitled, "Petrology, Petrochemistry, and Geochronology of the Albany Granite, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeast Wyoming."