Research interests include high pressure and temperature experimental rock deformation, apparatus design, and feedback processes between mantle rheology and microstructure. BA in Geology from Pomona College (2000). PhD in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University (2007). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University (2007-2009). Assistant Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis (2009-present). Authored 10+ refereed publications, including 3 in AGU journals. Recipient of faculty mentoring award, Washington University in St Louis (2012).