I am a PhD student studying seismology at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. My research focuses primarily on surface-wave imaging of the oceanic lithosphere-asthenosphere system using ocean bottom data. I am interested in the structure and evolution of the oceanic upper mantle, including how the lithosphere forms and evolves, the nature of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary, and in situ constraints on mantle petrofabrics. I also have an interest in using data visualization and sonification techniques to better understand complex datasets and as a tool for science communication.
MA in Seismology, 2017
BS in Physics, 2015
University of Missouri - Columbia
The goal of this project is to comprehensively characterize the anisotropic structure of ~70 Ma oceanic lithosphere. This will help us better understand mid ocean ridge processes as well as the evolution of oceanic lithosphere.
We have developed a new tool called OBSrange for precisely locating ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) on the seafloor. The tool is written in both Python and MATLAB and open for use by the scientific community.
The goal of this project is to better understand the anisotropic structure of old Atlantic lithosphere.
Love wave propagation is complex in oceanic environments due to the pronounced low velocity zone (LVZ). I work to better understand these complexities in order to make use of Love wave observations in oceanic environments.
After a large earthquake, Earth’s normal modes vibrate like waves on a guitar string. If the earthquake is large enough, the Earth can ‘ring’ for days or weeks. This video demonstrates both visually and sonically these free oscillations of the Earth.
Earthquakes produce seismic waves that are recorded by seismometers. I work with the Seismic Sound Lab at Columbia University to turn these seismic data into sound!
The earth sciences are particularly visual, and often figures produced are quite literally ‘works of art’. Research as Art aims to showcase this scientific art from researchers across the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory community.