PhD Student, School of Earth and Space Exploration
Research Interests: Mineralogical and Atmospheric Biosignatures, Planetary Habitability, Probabilistic Frameworks for Life Detection
Education: BS in Earth Science from George Mason University
Current Research: I am currently modeling the long-term evolution of chemically diverse rocky exoplanet interiors. Abiotic interior processes inform the reaction networks and spectral signatures we could observe on planetary surfaces and within planetary atmospheres. By exploring the wide, but limited, parameter space guiding these processes, we may be able to quantitatively constrain a range of abiotic surface environments to expect on exoplanets. Starting in 2019, I’ll be working with the Emergence team to incorporate insights from this work into probabilistic frameworks for biosignature assessment.
Personal: If I’m not doing research, I’m probably climbing, hooping, camping, cooking, eating, Skyping, or making friends with the nearest dog.