I am a graduate student at Harvard University working in Jerry Mitrovica's research group. My research uses simulations of glacial isostatic adjustment and non-traditional sea-level records to revise models of both ice growth and decay. I explore how rivers respond to solid Earth deformation over the ice age in order to use past landscapes as a constraint on past ice sheets. In addition, I quantify how sediment erosion and deposition influence observed regional sea-level. By integrating global and local processes of sea-level change I work on reconciling paleo-sea-level observations with model calculations, with the goal of refining global and regional ice volumes over glacial timescales.


July 2019:  Our paper on the effect of glacial-isostatic adjustment on U.S. east coast rivers during MIS 3 was published in Earth & Planetary Sciences Letters! Read it here!

July 2019:  At INQUA I will be giving a talk about using GIA modeling and dynamic ice sheet modeling to understand the Laurentide Ice Sheet during MIS 3.

January 2019: In a study published in Geology led by April Dalton, we compile evidence that suggests a significantly reduced MIS 3 Laurentide Ice Sheet. Read it here!

December 2018: At AGU I will be presenting work on the Bering Strait, U.S. east coast rivers, and first author gender gaps!

November 2018: I'll be giving a talk at GSA on the response of U.S. east coast rivers to glacial isostatic adjustment, with a focus on the Potomac River! 

July 2018: We published a paper in Quaternary Science Reviews that uses MIS 3 sea-level bounds in Canada to assess the robustness of a late growing Laurentide Ice Sheet. Check it out here!

June 2018: Our paper was published in Geology and is freely available here! We show the diversion of the Hudson River ~30 ka can be explained by the adjustment of the peripheral bulge to a rapidly growing ice sheet (highlighted in the Harvard Gazette).

February 2018: I'll be giving a talk at AGU Ocean Sciences in Portland, OR titled Linking the timing of the Cordilleran-Laurentide ice saddle retreat to the inundation history of the Bering Strait

December 2017: Come by to hear my talk at AGU titled Using ancient landscapes along the U.S. mid-Atlantic to assess the influence of glacial isostatic adjustment on river evolution

November 2017: I'll be giving a talk at the PALSEA2 Workshop on the flooding of the Bering Strait, and how this history tells us about the timing of North American deglaciation.

June 2017: I was lucky to join the science crew on a coring cruise with Oregon State University on the R/V Oceanus. We were collecting sediment cores to better determine the timing of post-glacial floods drained by the Columbia River.

May 2017: Our paper was published in Nature Communications and is now freely available here! We use sea-level markers, dated to mid-MIS 3, along the U.S. mid-Atlantic to constrain the growth phase of the Laurentide Ice Sheet leading into the Last Glacial Maximum. 

December 2016: I'll be giving a talk at AGU titled Coupling landscapes to solid-Earth deformation over the ice-age. Check it out to learn about the ancestral Hudson river and how its capture may be related to ice-age deformation. 

October 2016: Scientific American Blogs published a guest post that I wrote in collaboration with Greta Shum on the role of the English language in science! Read it here!

October 2016: Our paper is now available online in Quaternary Science Reviews! In this study we use sea-level indicators in the Yellow River Delta region, China to estimate peak global mean sea level during MIS 3. Check it out here!