I came to New Orleans to attend Tulane and work under Dr. Nancye Dawers. My undergraduate studies focused on planetary science and I was fortunate enough to find an advisor willing to branch out from her usual area of study and allow me to pursue my interest in planetary geology. My research involves dyke related graben formations, in association with normal faulting, in the Tharsis region of Mars. I am using ArcGIS to interpret faults and obtain along strike cross sectional profiles. Future work will compare the displacement/length relationships between these dyke related grabens and non-dyke related grabens both on Mars, and on Earth.
I was admitted as a Ph.D. student in the fall of 2012, one of nine incoming graduate students that year. Apparently, after Katrina, the Tulane student body diminished, and some of my colleagues have incredible stories about their experiences during the storm. However, now in 2013, our graduate department has nearly 30 students. This population provides a great support network. As a graduate student body we get together for luncheons where we discuss department news, upcoming conferences, social events and practice giving presentations with each other. My colleagues have become my close friends and great sources of feedback and critique.
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