Research Interests:
  • Astrobiology: Rise and detection of habitable systems
  • Icy shell and ocean dynamics of icy moons and planets, especially Europa
  • Ice-ocean interactions on Earth and Europa
  • Glaciology of Earth’s ice shelves and glacier tongues
  • Evolution of water-rich asteroids and other small bodies
  • History of water in the early solar system
Education:
  • University of California Los Angeles
    • Ph.D., Geophysics and Space Physics, Planetary Physics concentration, June 2010
    • M.S., Geophysics and Space Physics, Planetary Physics, November 2007
  • University of Arizona
    • B.S., Physics with minor in Planetary Astronomy, May 2005
  • 2012  Outstanding Early Career Researcher, Institute for Geophysics, Univ. of Texas
  • 2012 NASA Early Career Fellowship
  • 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, Univ. of Texas
  • 2009,2007 OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT, UCLA dept of Earth and Space Science 
  • 2008 SIMON J. LATTIMER AWARD FOR SERVICE, UCLA dept of Earth and Space Science
  • 2005 OUTSTANDING STUDENT- University of Arizona Dept. of Astronomy