Hello! I’m a paleoclimatologist and received my PhD in Jim Russell’s lab at Brown University. I graduated in May and recently started a postdoc at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University with Peter de Menocal and Kevin Uno.
My research is on the Plio-Pleistocene climate history of East and North Africa in order to contextualize our hominin ancestors’ evolutionary past. The tools I use to address these pressing questions are found in sedimentary archives from lakes and oceans in the form of organic biomarkers. In particular, I use the hydrogen and carbon isotopic signatures found in ancient leaf wax to reconstruct past vegetation and hydrologic changes. Please view my CV for a list of publications and check out the research page to learn about my involvement in a variety of exciting projects.
In addition to science, I also like to rock climb and play board games. I just moved to Nyack, NY and am enjoying exploring the area!