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About me

I completed by PhD at the University of Alberta in 2018 under the direction of Dr. Kurt Konhauser. My research was focused on how we can use banded iron formations and other chemical sediments to learn about the evolution of seawater chemistry. Currently, I am a Donnelley Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University. Outside of academics I am an avid skier, mountain biker, and triathlete. 


EDucation

2014-2018
University of Alberta
PhD in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Supervisors: Dr. Kurt Konhauser, Dr. Daniel Alessi

2011-2013
University of Alberta
MSc in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Supervisor: Dr. Kurt Konhauser

2006-2010
University of Alberta

BSc with Specialization in Environmental Earth Science

*Full CV available upon request


ReSearch Interests

Banded Iron Formations - dominantly Archean to Paleoproterozoic chemical sediments that can be utilized to understand the evolution of seawater chemistry in deep time.

Evolution of Life - how is the evolution of eukaryotes and complex animal life linked to changes in marine chemistry?

Particle Surface Reactivity - how do the surface properties of common geological and biological materials - minerals, cells- control the adsorption, cycling, and removal of trace metals from aqueous environments?