Welcome

I am an Assistant Professor of Science at Vermont Technical College. I received my B.A. from Middlebury College in environmental studies and chemistry, my M.S. from the University of Vermont in mathematics, and my Ph.D. from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in my favorite topics of snow and ice. My research is primarily focused on microstructural analysis of geologic samples in the Cryosphere such as sea ice. My fieldwork takes me to Barrow, Alaska for the Arctic spring and to the Ross Sea, Antarctica for the austral spring.

You can follow my field adventures from My Blog


Beyond my research, I enjoy getting outside as much as possible, and I am thankful to live in the beautiful state of Vermont, which provides easy access to the Green, White, and Adirondack Mountains. I am an avid skier, frequently hitting the bumps and woods of Mad River Glen, Jay Peak, Killington, Stowe, Tuckerman's Ravine, and the backcountry of VT. I thoroughly enjoy adventure racing, especially the events put on by GMARA. Although VT is my home, I love traveling and have a life goal of visiting the same number of countries as my age. In addition, I am working on hiking the highest point in every state (35 down, 15 to go). Every once in awhile, if forced to be inside, I'll enjoy quality VT beer, Boston sports, and a good game of cards.