Project: Geology and Taphonomy of the Lotosaurus Adentus bonebed, Hunan, China.
I am currently an exchange student at James Cook University (Townsville, QLD, Australia) where I’m conducting research for my Senior Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Eric Roberts. I will complete my final year at Macalester College (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA) next year, where I am working to complete a geology major and biology minor under the supervision of Dr. Ray Rogers. My goal upon graduation is to pursue a PhD in sedimentology and paleontology. I am particularly interested in furthering our understanding of the intersections between the lithosphere and the biosphere through studying the fossil record.
I have broad interests in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleobiology. I plan to study the evolution of Earth and life, and I hope to find ways to integrate modern datasets as well. For instance, I hope to help better understand extinction and climate crises, both past and future. It is very important to me to help contribute to the foundation of knowledge for understanding the past and looking forward to the future in terms of the geologic and fossil records. I also have interests in planetary geology and astrobiology that I hope to integrate into future projects.