Research/Areas of Interest:

Tectonics and Structural Geology


  • PhD, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis, United States, 2023
  • MS, Geology, University of California, Davis, United States, 2018
  • BA, Black Studies/History, Amherst College, United States, 2014


I am a tectonicist and geologist who studies how convergent margin processes build and deform the Earth's lithosphere. I combine traditional field-based structural geology with geochronology, geochemistry, and numerical modeling to delineate geologic histories and better understand tectonic processes that have operated throughout Earth history. I am also deeply interested in the intersection of geology and the humanities, in particular how we use our understanding of landscapes and deep time to construct our identity as a species.