Lava cave, Mt. Etna, Sicily

Lava cave, Mt. Etna, Sicily

Traversing Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland

Traversing Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland

Biko in her holiday best

Biko in her holiday best

About Me


I am currently a postdoctoral research geologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Although I live in Baltimore, MD and work in Washington, DC, working on the OSIRIS-REx mission takes me all over—recent trips include Tucson, AZ, Boulder, CO, and Tokyo, Japan! 

With my research I'm interested in studying the ways we can use remote sensing of planetary surfaces to determine their history and evolution, with a particular focus on volcanism and glaciation. These research interests have taken me to some pretty incredible places like Iceland, Sicily, and Scotland. 

Assessing erosion and supraglacial flow on Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland (I'm in the green hat)

Assessing erosion and supraglacial flow on Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland (I'm in the green hat)

Waiting to enter a lava cave, Iceland

Waiting to enter a lava cave, Iceland

When I'm not traveling and researching, I'm spending time with my partner Sasha and our cat Biko.