I’ve always been interested in the ability of geology to narrate the past. Professionally, I’ve focused on reducing uncertainty and enabling decisions through data analysis and data visualization.
Oil & Gas
I worked for BP exploration and production for nine years, including two years as an expat in the Calgary, Canada office. For additional details, please see the RESUME page.
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
- Gulf Coast Section of the SEPM (Society of Sedimentary Geologists)
- social media chair
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Where I’ve Worked
There is a geologist saying that whoever sees the most rocks wins. I’ve not seen the most rocks, but I’ve done alright.Mouse over each circle to see details.
At Franklin and Marshall College, I completed two research projects. One was a test project for how well a magnetic-based dating method worked on an Etruscan age archaeology site in Italy. The other project was a description of Cretaceous-age outcrops containing rift lake sediments in Mongolia. In graduate school at University of Wisconsin-Madison, my research used argon-argon dating and field work to describe the stratigraphic history of the 52 million year-old caldera lake (inside a volcano) in Argentina.
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Although I have often worked as an integrated geologist across a range of sub-fields, my deepest skill set is in sedimentology and stratigraphy. I have held sed/strat positions within BP, including as an internal consultant loaned to various teams. I presented regularly at sed/strat technical lunch talks, mentored junior geologists, gave core room talks, and assisted in field trips and courses.
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