I am a Ph.D. Student at Michigan Tech studying Geophysics. My current work is focused on interpreting seismic signals generated by volcanic activity at Fuego Volcano. I am working with Dr. Greg Waite to better understand this activity through the use of finite-difference modeling.
My interests include:
This site will be continually a "work in progress." Poke around a bit and I hope you'll find some good information.
I completed my B.A. in 2006 at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where I majored in Geology and Spanish and minored in Latin American Studies.
In January of 2007, I came to Michigan Tech for the Master's International Program in the Mitigation of Natural Geologic Hazards. I compleated my Peace Corps service in April of 2010 and defended my thesis, Characterization of harmonic tremor at Santiaguito volcano and its implications for eruption mechanisms in August of 2011.
I served in Guatemala where I was an Environmental Education Volunteer in the Environmental Conservation and Income Generation Program of Peace Corps Guatemala.
AGU Fall Meeting 2013 Talk:
AGU Fall Meeting 2013 Poster:
AGU Fall Meeting 2012 Poster:
Source Processes Revealed at Two Guatemalan Volcanoes: Insights from Multidisciplinary Observations of Harmonic Tremor and Numerical Modeling
February 2012 Meeting of Sociedad Geológico de Guatemala:
MTU GMES News