“For me, having a phenomenal mentor from the first day of classes made all of the difference.
Boise State University (PhD, Geosciences)
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?
For now, finishing a PhD in Geosciences.
WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?
I wanted to be part of a community of scholars who shared my same core values but offered unique perspectives for me to learn from.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?
I really enjoyed finals week. I liked the constant stream of snacks and being in the CSS suite. There was always a nervous, high-stakes kind of energy in the air that I thrived off of.
HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?
I was interviewed for the program by Dr. Drew Coleman, who later became my advisor and gave me advice even during my interview. For me, having a phenomenal mentor from the first day of classes made all of the difference.
WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?
I studied the U-Pb zircon geochronology of plutons in the Sierra Nevada using isotope-dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry under the mentorship of Dr. Coleman.
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Charles and Elaine Mims Fellowship
- CHANL Kickstarter Research Funding