Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding student paper award, AGU Fall Meeting (2007)
  • Outstading thesis award, Central Washinton University (2007)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Member, Seismological Society of America (2006 - Present)
  • Member, American Geophysical Union (2005 - Present)

Education & Certifications

  • MS, Central Washington University, Geology (2008)
  • BA, Universidad de Costa Rica, Physics (2005)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University. I form part of Greg Beroza’s research group here at Stanford. My main research interest is in seismology. Slow slip earthquakes and tectonic tremor, specifically, their association to subduction zones and other tectonic environments. Composition, duration and statistical behavior of tremor bursts and low frequency earthquake families within a slow slip event, triggered by surface waves and ambient tremor. Automated detection of low frequency earthquakes using innovative and efficient computational methods. Understanding the hazard implications of slow slip and tectonic tremor episodes in various tectonic settings.

Journal Articles


  • PageRank for Earthquakes: A statistical approach to the detection of low frequency earthquakes

    Time Period


    Presented To

    Risk Management Solutions


    Newark, CA

  • Slow slip and tectonic tremor: New insights into moment release mechanisms and fault interactions,

    Time Period


    Presented To

    CalPoly Pomona/Geology department ADVANCE seminar series


    Pomona, CA

  • Moment release rate of Cascadia tremor constraint by GPS

    Time Period

    May 2009

    Presented To

    USGS Menlo Park Earthquake Science Center Seminar Series


    Menlo Park, CA