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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, United States. I am a solid-earth geoscientist focusing on tectonic and geomorphic processes.


My research integrates geophysical, geological, geomorphic and geochronologic data sets to understand the interaction of surface and tectonic processes. I am currently working on a project that is determining the characteristic spatial and temporal scales of fault slip rate variability in the Northern Apennines, Italy. My objective is to understand the driving forces behind temporal variability in fault slip rates on 10-100 kyr timescales. 


I use measured sections of marine and continental synorogenic growth strata deposited on the limbs of blind-thrust anticlines to determine rates of folding and faulting. I utilize a myriad of different techniques to develop age models for these growth sections including: biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, cosmogenic radionuclide burial (CRN) dating, and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) burial dating. I use seismic reflection profiles to determine the subsurface geometry of the growth strata and employ deformational modeling techniques to decipher long term fault-slip rates.