Current position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Education

 

Ph.D.  2018

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dissertation title: Paleoenvironments and taphonomy of the middle Miocene Barstow Formation, Mojave Desert, California

M.S.  2010

Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Thesis title: Taphonomy in blue paleosols from the Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, and its implications for vertebrate biostratigraphy

in the Chinle Formation

B.S.  2006

cum laude, Geology and French

Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Honors thesis title: Paleoenvironmental and depositional setting of two dinosaur-bone–bearing quarries in the Morrison Formation

(Upper Jurassic) of Wyoming

Grants

 

2013 – 2017

Scott Turner Award, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan

2014

Evolving Earth Student Grant, Evolving Earth Foundation, Issaquah, WA

2014

Paleontological Society Student Grant, Paleontological Society

2014

Rackham Spring/Summer Research Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan

Awards

 

2017

Ermine Cowles Case Student Award

University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

2011

PALAIOS Honorable Mention Paper

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