Bio


Hi! I'm a continuing fourth-year PhD candidate, previously at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, working with Jane Willenbring on resolving rates and dates of landscape evolution in North and Central America using cosmogenic nuclides. My main research interests involve the interplay of climate and tectonics as drivers of Quaternary geomorphological processes from coasts to mountain belts, active tectonics, and critical zone science. Outside of the lab and field, I spend my time skateboarding the city streets, hiking, and relaxing anywhere with a nice view with my partner.

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego (Spring 2019)
  • Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award, Runner-up, The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences (Spring 2016)
  • Undergraduate Merit Based Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences (Spring 2013 - Fall 2014)
  • University Honors, The University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2012, Spring 2014)
  • President's List, The University of Texas at San Antonio (Fall 2009 - Spring 2010)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Member, GSA (2015 - Present)
  • Member, AGU (2016 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • M.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Fluvial Geomorphology | Thesis: Geomorphic and incision history of the Rio Grande River Gorge near Questa, New Mexico (2017)
  • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, General Geology (2014)

Stanford Advisors


Service, Volunteer and Community Work


  • Organizer - 50th Anniversary of Plate Tectonics at SIO Symposium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego (5/1/2018)

    Location

    La Jolla, CA

  • Organizer - 2nd Annual Southern California Geomorphology Symposium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego (May 2019)

    Location

    La Jolla, CA

  • Organizer - Fall 2019 GS/MCG Seminar Series at SIO, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego (September 2019 - December 2019)

    Location

    La Jolla, CA

All Publications


  • Pleistocene to recent geomorphic and incision history of the northern Rio Grande gorge, New Mexico: Constraints from field mapping and cosmogenic He-3 surface exposure dating GEOSPHERE Clow, T., Behrt, W. M., Helper, M. A. 2019; 15 (3): 820–38

    View details for DOI 10.1130/GES02017.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000469924500011

  • Nucleation rates of spherulites in natural rhyolitic lava AMERICAN MINERALOGIST Gardner, J. E., Befus, K. S., Watkins, J. M., Clow, T. 2016; 101 (11): 2367–76