NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT
I (she/her) am a Postdoctoral Fellow through the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation, working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Dr. David McGee (www.mcgeelab.mit.edu/team). For this post-doc, I am studying subarctic speleothems from the Northwest Territories of Canada to reconstruct past climate during former interglacial periods of the last 400,000 years. To do this, I am applying high-resolution (10-micron sized) oxygen isotope analyses to these slow growing speleothems to investigate sub-annual to decadal changes in precipitation and temperature.
Previously, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison working with Dr. Shaun A. Marcott (proglacial.com/) and Ian J. Orland (https://ianorland.wordpress.com/) using geochemistry methods to study Quaternary paleoclimate. Specifically, my dissertation focused on the use of stable isotope systems in speleothems (cave carbonates) to reconstruct mid-continental climate changes for the last 250,000 years. Two chapters have been published on this work, which can be found on my Google Scholar page (see link below).
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