Geochemical analytical experience includes SEM (EDS, EBSD), XRF, XRD, stable isotope analysis (oxygen fluorination line, gas chromatography, TCEA hydrogen analysis), trace element dissolutions (including high precision B measurements and Rb, Sr, Sm, and Nd column chemistry), LA-ICP-MS, TIMS, SIMS, and exposure to SHRIMP-SI and high-precision halogen and noble gas measurement methods.
2016: Institute for Planetary Materials (Misasa, Japan)
2015: Australian National University (Canberra, AUS)
2014: Juneau Icefield Research Program (Juneau, AK)
2013: The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
July 4-August 11, 2016
One of twelve international students in residence at IPM (Okayama University). Working with five peers, completed a geochemical project on howardites from the 4 Vesta asteroid in collaboration with research faculty at the Pheasant Memorial Laboratory for Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry.
July 17-December 3, 2015
Full-time exchange student at ANU's globally-ranked Research School of Earth Sciences. Exposure to new method-development on SHRIMP-SI and noble gas analytical techniques. Completed term project on Bushveld Complex, later presented at Geoscience Australia. Attended SEG 2015 conference and skarn short course in Hobart, Tasmania.
June 22-August 17, 2014
Student expedition member on JIRP's annual remote research traverse of the Juneau Icefield (~130 km). Established the first systematic, icefield-wide measurements of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in snowpack with the goal of identifying storm events and vapor source changes. Contributed to second-longest-running glacial mass balance record in the world by digging snow pits, recording density profiles.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2013-2016) and Research Assistant II (2017) positions in UT's High-Temperature Stable Isotope Laboratory (co-PI's Dr. Jaime Barnes and Dr. Daniel Breecker). Conducted prep work associated with stable isotope analyses of O, H, and C, aided in the operation of mass spectrometry equipment and peripherals and subsequent data processing.