Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences


I am interested in understanding the evolutionary, tectonic, geodynamic, and geophysical processes of planetary bodies. My work includes analyses of altimetry, gravity, geomorphology, and tectonics to determine the structure, surface, and internal evolution of these rocky bodies. Thus far, my research has focused on the investigation of the Earth, Moon, Mercury and Mars. Additionally, I have also been involved in the design, development, and implementation of planetary exploration missions.

I earned my B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006 and subsequently a M.S. in Geobiology and PhD in Planetary Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013. In addition to his research, I have a strong commitment to public service and legislative advocacy, as illustrated through my previously held leadership roles in student government and nonprofit organizations, including as the President and CEO of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS). Through these roles, I have gained significant experience in non-profit management as well as legislative policy and advocacy at the state and federal levels. 

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