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A.A, Liberal Arts-Science/Math Focus, Santa Barbara City College, 2010
B.S.h, Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
M.S, Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current

My main research goal is attempting to combine methods of geochemistry and petrology to answer questions about magmatic systems.
Currently my thesis is focusing on how and why megacrystic porphyries develop in silicic igneous rocks. I am conducting micromill transects of
decimeter scale orthoclase crystals to provide material for Sr and Pb isotopic analysis. By comparing the isotopic stratigraphy of megacrystals from a variety
of rock matrices and from different granitoids in the Sierra Nevada Batholith, isotopic trends can be evaluated to determine if crystal sizes are dependent
on disequilibrium processes or grow at a steady state.

2014-Present: Masters of Science, Geology, University of North Carolina
2010-2012: Bachelor of Science – Honors, University of California, Santa Barbara
2006-2010: Associates in Arts, Geological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College

9/2012 – 9/2014 – Laboratory Assistant – UCSB LA-ICP-MS
10/2013 – Field Research Assistant Western Nepal
Summer 2011 – GSA GeoCorps – Bryce, Utah
01/2011 – 11/2011 – Lab Technician – Marine Science Institution, UCSB
Summer 2010 – Field Research Assistant – Critical Zone Observatory, Western Sierras


04/2015 – GSA Graduate Student Research Grant
04/2015 – UNC Summer Martin Endowment
03/2015 – Mineralogical Society of Great Britain Student Bursary
06/2012 – UCSB Distinction in the Major
06/2012 – UCSB Outstanding Academic Achievement
06/2012 – UCSB William Bushnell Memorial Scholarship
05/2010 – API Costal Chapter Scholarship
05/2010 – UCSB-SBCC Transfer Scholarship

Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Holder, R., Anderson T.B., Peterman, E.M., Walsh, E.O, Munnikhuis, J.,2015,
Monazite response to ultrahigh-pressure subduction from U-Pb dating by laser ablation split stream: Chemical Geology, 409, 28-41.

Fall 2015 – TA – Introduction to Geology Lab
Fall 2014 – GRC – Field Geology of Eastern California

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