About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin in the Jackson School of Geosciences. I obtained my BS in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016, and spent three years working in the Oil and Gas industry characterizing reservoirs using geochemistry (elemental and mineralogical data).  I also managed an XRD laboratory where my main research focused in clay minerals in hydrocarbon reservoirs.

My research interests encompass a broad range of approaches incorporating geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology to understand major geologic and evolutionary events in Earth's history.

Currently, I am researching the precise timing of early land colonization and early life radiation during the Ordovician, Silurian, and Devonian periods. I am also investigating the systematic biases with the zircon U-Pb system.