I’m currently a PhD student in the Earth and Ecosystem Science Program under the advisement of Dr. Lawrence Lemke. My research focuses on hydrogeologic and stratigraphic groundwater modeling to trace 1,4 Dioxane plume migration within a complex glacial aquifer system near Ann Arbor. Prior to starting at Central Michigan University, I earned my M.Sc. in Geoscience from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky with an emphasis on carbon sourcing and transport in telogenetic karst aquifer systems, and my B.Sc. in Geology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
In between earning my Bachelors and my Masters, I spent two years working as an MWD field engineer for Baker Hughes in the oil fields of west Texas and eastern New Mexico.
Upon completion of my PhD, I’d like to pursue a postdoctoral position where there is a need for abundant clean drinking water, followed by a professorship position in a research based university setting.
When I’m not buried in research literature or hammering away at my keyboard to meet manuscript deadlines, I’m out on a lake or river in my kayak, or traversing some backwoods trail, or publishing women’s fiction. I also enjoy painting tropical landscapes and participating in local and regional 5k’s.