Key areas of research - Sedimentology, Geomorphology, GeoPhysics.
Well-versed in field geology (mapping, cross sections, and rock descriptions).
Proficient in the application of GIS.
Strong teaching capabilities.
Dept. of Geology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh | Instrumentation Specialist
Oshkosh, WI - September 2017 to Present
Co-instruct the UWO Geology Field Camp (Park City, UT), and co-lead other interim field courses.
Instrument maintenance and repair, order parts/supplies and new equipment, place work orders.
Train, supervise, and assist students and faculty in use of research equipment and safety guidelines.
Curate and design all department marketing and communications (digital signage, websites, email blasts, social networking).
Procure and catalog rock/mineral specimens, maps, and publications. Curate new hallway displays.
Perform outreach, and supervise/support students and faculty performing outreach activities.
Dept. of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | Teaching Assistant
Milwaukee, WI - September 2016 to May 2017
Teach undergraduate level Geoscience laboratory sections.
Develop teaching materials, such as syllabi, visual aids, answer keys, and supplementary notes.
Evaluate and grade examinations, assignments, or papers and record grades.
Schedule and maintain regular office hours to meet with students.
Prepare or proctor examinations.
Provide assistance to faculty members or staff with laboratory or field research.
US Geological Survey, NAGT Internship | Physical Scientist
Bozeman, MT - June 2016 to August 2016
Assisted Dr. Robert Al-Chokhachy and Dr. Adam Sepulveda from the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center on their ecology field research projects. Responsibilities included deploying instrumentation to collect stream temperature and discharge measurements, amphibian and fish distribution surveys, stream habitat data collection, and conducting eDNA experiments.
Dept. of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | Research Assistant
Milwaukee, WI - June 2013 to December 2013
Assisted Dr. Thomas Hooyer of UW-Milwaukee and Dr. Neal Iverson of Iowa State University on their drumlin formation research project at Múlajökull, Iceland. Responsibilities consisted of digging trenches in glacier till to collect samples for anisotropy magnetic susceptibility (AMS) and consolidation measurements, and running ground penetrating radar (GPR) over landform surfaces.
Assisted Bill Jacobson, a Ph.D. student at UW-Milwaukee on his basal ice research project at Flàajökull, Iceland. Responsibilities consisted of collecting ice cores and till samples for AMS testing.
Analyzed till samples for AMS using an Agico Geophysika MFK1-FA Multifuction Kappabridge operated within the UWM Department of Geosciences.
GradCert. Geographic Information Systems. 2017. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S. Sedimentology, Geophysics. 2017. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.S. Geosciences. 2015. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Structural Geology (A)
Field Geology (A-)
Carbonate Sedimentology (A)
Sequence Stratigraphy & Basin Analysis (A)
X-Ray Analytical Methods (A)
Conducted Field Trip-Appalachia (A)
Advanced Independent Reading (A)
Geographic Information Science (A)
Internet Geographic Information Systems (A)
Using Urban GIS for Planning (A)
Independent Study (GIS Internship) (A)
Remote Sensing: Environmental & Land Use Analysis (A)
Master's Thesis (A)
The Earth Environment (A)
Introduction to the Earth (A)
Principles-Historical Geology (A)
Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (A)
Process Geomorphology (A-)
Principles of Mineralogy (A)
Elementary Petrology (A-)
GIS-Geoscience Application (A)
Physical Sedimentology (A)
Introduction to Geophysics (A)
Planetary Geology (A)
Glacial & Pleistocene Geology (A)
AWARDS & HONORS
2017: UW-Milwaukee GIS Day Student Project Competition 3rd Place
2016: UW-Milwaukee Nelson Cherkauer Lasca Legacy Scholarship Award
2016: UW-Milwaukee Research Excellence Award
2016: UW-Milwaukee Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award
2016: Wisconsin Geological Society Scholarship
2016: NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Participant
2016: UW-Oshkosh Reginald G. Brook Memorial Field Camp Scholarship
2015: UW-Milwaukee Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award
2015: UW-Milwaukee Final BS degree honors - Cum Laude
2015: UW-Milwaukee Final BS degree department honors – Geosciences
2014: UW-Milwaukee Geosciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship
1994: Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America