I completed my B. S. in Geology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2011. From there I went onto an internship through the USGS working on a Grizzly Bear DNA project in the Cabinet-Yaak of Montana.
I currently am attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing my Master's Thesis with an emphasis on Structural Geology. My project is focusing on the interactions of preexisting basement structures with subsequently developing surface deformations, and the resulting seismic and hydrocarbon implications. The study area is the Sawtooth Range in Montana. My research is a part of Dr. Caroline Burberry's Deformation Research Group. I enjoy being an active member of our student AAPG chapter as well as GSA.