It’s me, in a hole, with a seismometer: “Huddle” testing at Summit Camp, Greenland.

It’s me, in a hole, with a seismometer: “Huddle” testing at Summit Camp, Greenland.

I am Seismologist with a broad range of research interests.

Also, I teach!


Currently, I am a postdoc at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).



I got my PhD in 2016 from Columbia University / LDEO. My research there focused on using seismology to understand the (calving) dynamics of the large outlet glaciers that drain the Greenland Icesheet. In the course of that research I investigated cryoseismic phenomena at global and local scales, using frequencies ranging from 0.005--50 Hz. As part of that research I also dabbled a bit in remote sensing, GIS, and GPS, so I've made at least some progress toward the 'inter-disciplinary' moniker. Some of this work is yet to be published.

Currently (and since 2017) I'm a postdoc at the University of Texas at El Paso. In this postdoc, I'm working to diversify my research experience, both in terms of methodology and location. On the cryoseismic front, I've been working with an active-source data set collected on nodal seismometers in Southeast Alaska. I've also been working as part of a team to develop and (soon) implement a deployment nodes for a study of local seismicity in West Texas. There's more in the works too, so stay tuned for some truly inspired expansions to this research summary.