I’m a graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon studying volcanology, petrology, and geochemistry.
Geologically speaking, I’m interested in the role that volatiles play in the generation, evolution, and eruption of magmas around the world. I’m also interested in how we can use geochemical analysis to reveal magmatic timescales, which can ultimatley better inform communities about their local geohazards. As part of the Wallace Lab at UO, I’m currently looking at how carbon evolves prior to and during eruptions at Nyiragongo, a stratovolcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
On a broader level, I’m keen on improving diversity and accessibility in the sciences, through advocacy and outreach. I also dabble in science writing, you can find my pieces published in PhysicsCentral, APSNews, the AGU blogosphere, and Roadtrippers Magazine
Here, you can check out my past projects, and whatever it is I’m up to right now. If any of the topics above interest you, please get in touch!
lconnors [at] uoregon.edu