Bio


I am a third-year Ph.D. student working with Dr. Steve Graham and the Basin and Petroleum System Modeling (BPSM) group, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the New Zealand Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science).

I currently conduct research on past earth climate, microbiological and thermal activity, geologic deposition via fluvial and marine systems, and tectonic processes including mountain-building and faulting to assess exploration risk and economic viability of oil, gas, and gas hydrate deposits.

Honors & Awards


  • Mel Lane Grant, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment (2017)
  • Finalist - Art of Science Competition, Stanford School of Engineering Media Department (2017)
  • Invited Panelist - 2017 Cleantech Week, The Cleantech Open (2017)
  • Winner - Global Energy Forum Video Competition, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy (2017)
  • Professional Travel Budget Grant, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) (2016)
  • AAPG Student Chapter Book Gift, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2016)
  • Levorsen Grant, Stanford University School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (2016)
  • GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Award, Geological Society of America/ExxonMobil (2015)
  • Sumner Increase Kimball Prize, Bowdoin College (2015)
  • NAGT Field Study Scholarship, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (2015)
  • Walter A. Anderson Award, The Geological Society of Maine (2015)
  • ConocoPhillips Scholarship, IUGFS/ConocoPhillips (2015)
  • Book Award, Bowdoin College (2014)
  • Student Faculty Research Grant Fellowship, Bowdoin College (2014)
  • GSA/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Award, Geological Society of America/ExxonMobil (2014)
  • Surdna Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Bowdoin College (2014)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Treasurer, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Stanford University Chapter (2017 - Present)
  • Officer, Stanford Energy Club (SEC) (2016 - Present)
  • President, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Stanford University Chapter (2015 - 2016)
  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Geological Society of America (GSA) (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2018 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Geological and Environmental Sciences (2020)
  • B.A., Bowdoin College, Earth & Oceanographic Science; German (2015)
  • Geologic Field Camp, Indiana University Geologic Field Station (IUGFS), G429: Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains (2015)

Stanford Advisors


Lab Affiliations