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August 2016

The Summer flew by with days filled with exploring the western U.S. Here are a few photos from the summer of baseball, weddings, research and grant writing.

July 2015

I successfully defended my PhD dissertation on 27 July 2015! It was great to see so many supportive friends and colleagues in the audience as I shared the results from four years of hard, but very fun, work! Thank you to all who came out!

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Three of my amazing advisors: Peter DeCelles, Barbara Carrapa (primary advisor), me, and Paul Kapp.

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Showing Peter Reiners and Barbara Carrapa my expert use of hand motions before my defense talk. Note Pete’s “I need coffee face”.

May 2015

I recently visited the beautiful island of St. Kitts. My visit to the island as a child is a bit of a blurry memory, but on this visit I was in awe at the geology of this volcanic island, the differences between the Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans, and the amazing people with whom I interacted.

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Basalt on the northern tip of the island

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Looking south to Nevis

February 2015

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Sunrise on my morning lap

I recently competed in a 24 hour mountain bike race in Tucson with many fellow geoscientists! Check out the story of this years event here: http://www.geo.arizona.edu/node/517

September 2014

Here are some recent photos from my trip to Europe where I travelled in England, presented at Thermo2014 in Chamonix, and spent time working with colleagues at ETH Zürich and Universiteit Utrecht.

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William Froude’s home

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Tower of London honoring those lost in WWI and WWII

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Thermochronologists and sedimentologists in Chamonix, France

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The Mer de Glace Glacier

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View from ETH Zürich looking southwest

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