Bio

Research interests:
My research focuses on the formation and chemical evolution of the Earth, as well as the modern state of its interior, by investigating phase diagrams and equations of state of Earth materials, metal–silicate partitioning at high pressures, and the chemistry of planetary accretion. Using diamond anvil cells and laser-heating to experimentally recreate the high pressures (up to >150 GPa) and high temperatures (several thousand K) of the Earth's deep interior, combined with numerical simulations of accretion and differentiation, I study the physical and chemical properties of Earth materials and the process of core formation.

Education:
Ph.D. 2015, University of Chicago (Geophysical Sciences)
B.A. 2009, Northwestern University (Earth and Planetary Sciences; Integrated Science)

Positions held:
2017–              Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard
2015–2017      NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian NMNH and UCSC
2015–2017      Visiting Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard
2010–2015      Graduate Student, Geophysical Sciences, U Chicago
2009–2010      Graduate Student, Geology, U Maryland

Selected honors:
2019–              COMPRES Distinguished Lecturer
2017–              Clare Boothe Luce Professorship, Henry Luce Foundation
2015–2017      Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation
2014                Graduate Research Award, Mineral and Rock Physics, AGU
2014–2015      American Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women
2014                Takken Award, Association for Women Geoscientists
2013–2014      Plotnick Fellowship, U Chicago
2013                Career Development Award, Lunar and Planetary Institute
2013–2014      Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship, ICDD
2012–2013      Graduate Research Fellowship, Illinois Space Grant Consortium
2013                Outstanding Student Paper Award, Mineral and Rock Physics, AGU
2009–2012      Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation
2009–2010      Flagship Fellowship, U Maryland