Education and Experience
2015-Present: PhD student at Colorado school of Mines, Colorado
2011: Ms. in Geology University of Arkansas, Arkansas
2007: B.Sc. In Geology from Midwestern State University, Texas
My research interests are largely centered around sedimentology and stratigraphy (with a special emphasis on rift basin stratigraphy). I am an avid reader, and enjoy spending time outdoors. I also love to travel, cook, volunteer and write. This semester my goal is to conquer one of my major fears (which I will share upon completion).
How I became a scientist
As a child, I wanted to be a geologist, before I knew precisely what a geologist did. The signs were everywhere, but my initial confirmation came at the age of six (6) after a Sunday afternoon drive with my parents through the oil fields of South, Trinidad. Upon returning home, I engineered my own little version of a crude-mini oil field with duct tape, thread, thread spools, sticks, and my Lego set; all for Barbie to operate of course. Thus I pursued geology through out my whole academic career; from primary to tertiary level. My desire to learn and investigate has been continuously encouraged by my family and educators, and I can not wait to share and encourage future young scientist.
How my research benefits society
My research is currently a work in progress, but it is ultimately my goal that my Ph.D. research will produce beneficial information, to de-risk exploration for and in the development of worldwide hydrocarbon, water and mineral resources, and be used as a predictive model in the petroleum industry.