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!

A novel approach to identifying mantle‐equilibrated zircon by using trace element chemistry
01 October 2020
This paper is led by my lab mate and good friend, Grace Ni! Check it out!!!
Genetics, age and crystallization history of group IIC iron meteorites
01 November 2020
This paper is led by my roommate and friend, Hope! Check out my friend's work!

Science news and recent articles that I find

interesting and important!

Sulfur isotope characterization of primordial and recycled sources feeding the Samoan mantle plume
15 March 2020
This paper is led by my good friend and informal mentor, James! Read James' work here!


Willhite, L. N., Jackson, M. G., Blichert‐Toft, J., Bindeman, I., Kurz, M. D., Halldórsson, S. A., et al. ( 2019). Hot and heterogenous high‐3He/4He components: New constraints from proto‐Iceland plume lavas from Baffin Island. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20.

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