Puppy Frodo on a snowy hike in Chatauqua, Boulder, Colorado


I’m a Geology PhD student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I work with Robert Anderson and Gregory Tucker. Before coming here, I did my undergraduate work in Physics and Earth Science at MIT.

My research aim is to advance our understanding of the processes which shape the surface of the Earth, and to improve the computational tools which we use to predict the way those processes will respond to our changing climate.

I spend most of my time reading papers and programming. Right now, I’m learning to use C++ so I can simulate turbulent air flow around my snow dunes.

I like to see, walk on, and understand the natural world. I also enjoy folk music, cooking (spicy Indian, please!), colorful earrings and rigorous statistics.