I am a seismologist studying upper mantle processes. 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 as a tool for science communication and outreach.
PhD in Seismology, 2020
MPhil in Seismology, 2019
MA in Seismology, 2017
BS in Physics, 2015
University of Missouri - Columbia
Reproducibility in science relies on open-source software. I have been involved in several projects providing community tools. Listed here are a few that I use on a regular basis for surface-wave measurements & imaging, ocean-bottom seismic data processing, anelastic modeling, and more.
Tool for accurately locating OBS on the seafloor using acoustic ranging data
A seismologist-friendly Matlab wrapper for the thermodynamic tool Perple_X that estimates Vp and Vs for a desired composition
Calculate ambient noise empirical Green’s functions and measure phase velocities
Measure multimode phase velocity dispersion using the Linear Radon Transform
Calculate synthetic seismograms for layered Earth models using the mode summation code MINEOS. Also outputs dispersion curves, sensitivity kernels, and eigenfunctions
Invert anisotropic phase velocities for anisotropy depth functions G, B, H, and E
Automated Surface-Wave Measurement System of Jin & Gaherty (2015), adapted for azimuthal anisotropy.
Automated Tilt and Compliance Removal to clean OBS data.
The Very Broadband Rheology calculator estimates mechanical behavior of olivine on timescales ranging from elastic to fully viscous.
Science communication has been a key component of my PhD. My efforts have ranged in scope from in-house events at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, including Research as Art, the Seismic Sound Lab, and Open House to working with middle and high school students at the American Museum of Natural History and speaking to undergraduates at minority-serving institutions as an IRIS Recruitment Speaker.