I am a PhD student at the University of Oregon where I study volcanic landscape evolution. In particular I am interested in interactions between fluvial and magmatic processes, and how feedbacks between the two manifest in surface topography and the evolution of complex hydraulic systems. Current work focuses on the analysis of topographic disequilibrium in river profiles in an effort to identify signals of past sub-surface (and surface) magmatism. While my efforts have been focused in the Columbia River Gorge and Oregon Cascades I hope to build a dynamic approach with applicability to global volcanic terrains.
Other interests include river exploration by boat, music, and water conservation.