I am a second-year PhD student in the Geosciences department, specifically studying Earth history and evolutionary biology. I grew up near Milwaukee, WI and attended college at the University of Chicago. Apart from my studies, I spent a great deal of time competing as a 400m hurdler for the university's track team, and athletics in general always have been a big part of my life. After graduating, I spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa, where I worked on tree-planting, beekeeping, and coffee production. I am incredibly excited to join the Whitman community and look forward to getting to know you!