My Academic History
I arrived to Penn State DuBois in 2007 and am currently an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences and Mathematics. I am a planetary mineralogist and geochemist, particularly interested in the processes that took place in the solar nebula and protoplanets and how they shaped evolution of the early solar system. In order to understand these processes, I study some of the most primitive meteorites, called carbonaceous chondrites with the aid of optical and electron microscopes. I am very interested in introducing undergraduate student to space, materials, and/or space materials.
My Leadership Philosophy
My work as a scientist and a professor has made me independent, curious, energetic, resourceful, persistent, and compassionate. I am now at a critical juncture in my career an as academic and intend to grow these experiences into a leadership position. In the future, I see myself heading dynamic and effective teams that are well enabled to achieve their goals. I will bring a very strong work ethic, underpinned by my decisive and strategic management style to my role as a Penn State Emerging Leader.