Photo by  Roy Brown .

Photo by Roy Brown.

I graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Alabama, and I recently received my M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of West Florida. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in tectonic geomorphology at the University of Toronto. My supervisor is Lindsay Schoenbohm.

I'm currently investigating the role that lithosphere removal may have played in the central Andes. The lithosphere is the relatively cold, rigid part of the earth's mantle and crust. As it turns out, under certain conditions, pieces of the lithosphere can become unstable and "drip off" into the mantle below, with significant consequences to the earth's surface (basin formation and volcanism). The importance of this process for generating topography is still debated and is likely to vary from place to place. Check out my EGU 2018 poster on the topic.

For my M.Sc. thesis, I investigated the physical and environmental controls on streambank erosion in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain through an extensive field work and modeling effort. This work culminated in the publication of three manuscripts.

I started an app development company to develop a VR locomotion solution (iPhone/Anroid and Windows apps), which released in December 2016. If you have VR system for Windows, give it a try. Our current project, Mixel, is a cocktail recipe app that filters the recipes based on the ingredients you actually own, and is available for iPhone and Android.

 Please contact me for more information on any of this, or check out my CV.

 Hiking in Grand Teton National Park

Hiking in Grand Teton National Park