John Boyd Thacher State Park

I aim to quantify the geophysical processes that deform and shape the planets to expand the boundaries of our known world and contribute to our understanding of planetary formation

I am a second year PhD student at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, studying the interior structure of planets, specifically Venus and Pluto, using topographic and geophysical modeling. I like to think of myself as a process driven scientist: I am interested in how geophysical processes manifest and alter the surface of a variety of bodies in the solar system, with a focus on gravity, tectonics, and topography. My research has considered these aspects on Venus, Pluto, Earth and smaller planetary bodies such as comets. I study these topics to derive a story of planetary history that can aid in future planetary missions and be applicable to present-day Earth.

Please explore my site to see my CV and current research projects. 

"From the ground, we stand. From our ships, we live. By the stars, we hope"

~Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet