The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Cardiff University has had a profound impact on my career as a geoscientist.
Dr. Andrew Kerr’s pedagogical approach not only piqued my interest in volcanic processes, but also laid the foundations for my current PhD research focused in lunar volcanic landforms and petrology.
The BSc Geology offered me the opportunity to build my skill set in geographic information system, research, and field work, thereby serving as a launch pad for the rest of my undergraduate degree which I completed at the School of Earth and Space Exploration in Arizona State University and eventually my PhD.
Currently, I am a PhD student studying planetary geology. My research focuses on impact craters and volcanic landforms on the Moon, which I study using image datasets returned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), one of seven instruments aboard NASA’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter mission.
Additionally, I also perform thermodynamic and petrological modelling to understand how silicic magmas were generated early in lunar history.
Living in Cardiff
Cardiff University gave me lifelong friends who made field days in the rain and snow enjoyable! I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the faculty and my peers at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University.