Broadly, I am interested in studying the behavior and distribution of elements in the Solar System, the chemical evolution of terrestrial planets, and instrumentation and analytical method development. I use isotope geochemistry, major and trace element systematics, petrologic modeling, and any other tools that can help provide insight into the formation and differentiation of planetary bodies. Check out my projects page for specific research topics.
I'm also very interested in creating a positive geoscience culture through mental health awareness, diversity and inclusivity, and science outreach. I have a blog called Rocks and Roxanne where I touch on all of these topics as well as life as a geologist, PhD student, and dog mom to my rescue, Roxy. Currently, I work in the MCLASS (Measurement of Composition via Laser Ablation Sampling and Spectrometry) lab, a joint University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center facility. Check out the MCLASS lab site for more about what we do! I also serve as a student representative for the Geological Society of America Planetary Geology Division, so ask me about student opportunities and/or resources!