Ph.D. student (biogeography & paleoclimatology), UCLA; M.Sc. (neutrino astrophysics) & B.Sc. (hons. physics), Queen's University, Canada.
Fieldwork: Fayum Project, Fayum, Egypt (December 2013 [anticipated], November - December 2012)
Ashley National Forest, Utah (Summer 2013 [anticipated], September 2012).
Climate change associated with disruptions to early agriculturalists in Egypt and the Great Basin, US Southwest. Field sites in the Fayum, Egypt, and the Uinta mountains, Utah.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) fellowship (2012-13)
Graduate Summer Research Mentor (GSRM) fellowship (Summer 2012)
Carl Reinhardt Fellowship (2001-2003)
Prof. Glen M. MacDonald, IoES, UCLA Geography & Biology (chair)
Prof. Greg Okin, UCLA Geography
Prof. Yongwei Sheng, UCLA Geography & IoES
Prof. Willeke Wendrich, Cotsen Center of Archaeology & UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
"A critical review of Holocene paleohydrology and paleohydroclimatology of the Nile and Eastern Mediterranean," 78th annual Society for American Archaeologists meeting, Honolulu, April 2013.
"Applying paleoclimatological methods to study occupational change in an archaeological site," 6th annual Earth and Planetary Sciences Student Symposium, Los Angeles, April 2013.
"Holocene geoarchaeology and biogeography in the Fayum, Egypt," (poster) 67th annual California Geographical Society Conference, San Luis Obispo, April 2013.
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