I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Geochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, focusing on igneous petrology and volcanology. In my research, I am interested in crustal formation, changes in magmatic systems over time, and understanding crystallization and volcanic processes. I use field, lab, and modeling techniques to investigate a broad range of problems as recorded by the chemistry of magma and minerals.
I grew up in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California, which instilled a lasting appreciation for and curiosity about the Earth. I attended Los Angeles public schools and graduated from the North Hollywood High School Highly Gifted Magnet in 2012. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in geology from Indiana University- Bloomington, magna cum laude, in 2015. I completed my Masters of Science degree in geology at Caltech in 2017, and am continuing at Caltech to finish my Ph.D in geochemistry. I am pictured to the right dressed as the Sierra Nevada Batholith, complete with mafic plutons (see my research page), for a Caltech geology field course presentation.