Academic Interests

I am interested in employing multi-disciplinary approaches to solving tectonic problems, with emphasis on continental crust evolution and mantle dynamics. My previous graduate research focused on the tectonic evolution of the inner California Continental Borderland-Peninsular Ranges transition zone, during western Transverse Ranges rotation, using seismic refraction and regional gravity data. My undergraduate research defined the first earthquake focal mechanism for the southeastern Arizona Transition Zone and its current tectonic regime. Although my research has been in seismology, I am also interested in field geology, fracture and fault propagation, heavy-isotope geochemistry, computer programming, and geographic information systems (GIS).

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