I've been interested in paleontology since I was a young child. As I aged, I discovered a need for learning and exploring, both academically and culturally. My aim is to pursue a career in academia, and to continually challenge myself as a scientist.
My MS thesis is on the study of diagenesis of young fossils, to establish Raman spectroscopy as a tool to non-destructively pre-screen samples for alteration prior to destructive analyses, such as light isotope geochemistry. I also work on modern bone, to better understand what controls the flexibility present in bone. Past studies have included ichnology, sedimentology, paleobotany, and hydrocarbon exploration. In the future I hope to progress more into terrestrial vertebrate paleontology.
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