I am a geologist focusing on the spatial and compositional evolution of magma plumbing systems and coupled regional tectonics in continental magmatic arcs. I
am interested in the connection between volcanoes and the underlying magma plumbing system. Specifically, I try to understand how volcanic and plutonic rocks of the same magma plumbing system are
compositionally and temporally related to one another, and how that may be connected to volcanic eruptions. My interests also include unraveling the time and length scales of pluton construction
and its evolution through time. This involves studying different length scales of the magmatic body from plutonic subdomains to mineral scales, and the pluton host rock. The primary tools I use
include field mapping (composition, structures), petrography, whole rock and mineral scale element and isotope geochemistry, and CA-ID-TIMS and LA-ICPMS U-Pb zircon geochronology. My current
projects are located in Yosemite and Joshua Tree National Parks in California, the Organ Mountains in New Mexico, Bonanza caldera in Colorado and Argentina.