DSC_2628smallI work on biological, paleontological, and geological questions using a variety of techniques.  I’ve been particularly interested in using isotope geochemistry to better understand paleobiology and paleoecology as well as better understanding the spatial distribution of Earth’s resources. My work has taken a turn towards spatial problems and I’m increasingly using scientific computing (especially R) and GIS frameworks as tools in my research. I also provide leadership and content for several web based projects related to science.

Current Position:
Research Collaborator
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
10th & Constitution NW
Washington, DC 20560-0121


Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz (2010)
M.S. The University of Texas at Austin (2004)
B.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2001)