I am a third-year PhD candidate at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Broadly interested in the dynamics of rivers and floodplains, I am actively pursuing research on how changes in hydrological regime impacted river kinematics and floodplain deposition in the geologic past.
Periods of past climate change hold the key for better understanding our future. Rivers preserved in stratigraphy contain a rich, if incomplete record of the history of the Earth’s surface. By studying the stratigraphy, we can connect climate in the past to the landscape response.
However, understanding the record requires that we deeply understand modern environments and the dynamics of river channels. Using sedimentary experiments and numerical models, I am investigating how fluvial environments respond to strong climate perturbations in the lab, then extending those results to better understand the stratigraphic record.