Thaw Hall 211
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
I received my B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2015, and my M.S. in Earth Science with a Geophysics/Seismology concentration from the University of Memphis, Center for Earthquake Research & Information (CERI) in 2019.
Currently, I am a PhD student in Dr. Nadine McQuarrie’s tectonics research group and am most interested in the geologic, tectonic, and climatic controls on orogen evolution. My research focuses on large-scale (>200 km) cross-sectional reconstructions and flexural-thermokinematic modeling of the central Andes in Peru. I conduct geologic fieldwork in the Central Peruvian Andes to collect orientation data, rock samples to be used for thermochronologic analysis, and observational data to create geologic maps. These data sets are integrated to create and analyze balanced cross-sections. Using structural geology and thermal modeling software, I determine the thermokinematic and flexural evolution of the Central Andes along the balanced cross-sections. This work has tectonic and climatic implications in uncovering the primary driver of landscape response.