I am currently an assistant professor at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. I earned my Ph.D. in August, 2014 from the Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) Department and the Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington. My research interests include mass extinctions, paleontology, and geochemistry, but I enjoy almost any field work, something I consider an essential component of any geologist's training. Outside of work I spend my free time hiking, learning photography, and playing basketball.