Hello ! And welcome to my website.


I am currently the George Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University in the Geophysics Department. I recently completed my PhD at UC Berkeleywhere I was affiliated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

My research develops new methods to record seismic waves, which I use to solve open questions in Earth science. 

I am currently using offshore and onshore telecommunications cables with Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) to capture earthquake and ambient seismic wavefields with 1,000 - 10,000 sensing points at watershed apertures. Watch this recent IRIS webinar to learn more:



Subjects I currently spend time thinking about:​

  • ocean microseism source processes

  • seafloor structure

Subjects I have worked on (...in another life):

  • induced seismicity related to hydraulic fracturing, waste water disposal, and geothermal energy

  • geothermal energy reservoir imaging (Ethiopia, Iceland, New Zealand, Western USA, Hawaii, Philippines, Taiwan)

  • 3-D electromagnetic inverse problems

  • magnetotelluric data processing

  • joint-inversion vs. joint interpretation of EM and seismic datasets

  • the role of magma in strain accommodation and rift initiation

  • appropriate renewable energy development strategies in East Africa

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