M.S., Geology - Tulane University, 2005
My areas of interest include Volcanology and Paleoclimate studies. My Master’s research focused on characterizing a volcanic debris avalanche on the Sierra Las Navajas volcano in Hidalgo, Mexico. This volcanic landslide is one of the largest in both runout length and volume of material transported in the world. Currently, I am working towards a doctorate degree at Tulane University. My research is focused on changes in paleo-sea surface temperatures and changes in paleosalinities in the Gulf of Mexico during the Holocene. I compare changes in Mg/Ca ratios along with changes in 18O in foraminifera tests as proxies for my analysis.