The "Sed Heads"
Meet our group! We value fostering an inclusive, diverse, and equitable research and learning environment. Our projects may include aspects of modeling, data science, lab work, remote sensing, and field work... and sometimes many of the above are integrated. There is a path in the geosciences for anyone. If you're motivated and interested in the problems and questions we work on, we encourage you to reach out to us.
I am a first-generation college grad with a deep-rooted passion and insatiable curiosity for exploring the natural world. I enjoy learning about it, teaching about it, and experience it with others. Link to some photos about me
2021- present: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
2018-2021: Acting Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Associate director of the Stanford Project on Deep-water Depositional Systems
2016-2018: Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship, U.S. Geological Survey
(Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center)
2016: PhD, Geological Sciences, Stanford University
2010: MS, Geological Sciences, Michigan State University
2008: BS, Environmental Geosciences, Michigan State University
2003-2004: West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI
Jacqueline (Jackie) Epperson - MS Student
BS: Geological Sciences, Illinois State University
About Me: I am from rural central Illinois, and am passionate about everything geology! I take every opportunity to get out and explore, in the field, in the lab, and in life. My research is focused on diving deeper into the characteristics of volcanic arc zircon that source sedimentary basins. I am also a motorcycle enthusiast.
Fernando Rey - PhD Student
BS: Geological Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
MS: Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
About Me: I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. My research focus is the interaction of sedimentological processes, climate, and tectonics at different scales and time frames. I am a huge fan of world history and geography, and I am a committed runner.
Bennie Hesser - BS student (Stanford University)
2021 SESUR Stanford summer internship
About Me: I grew up on a ranch in the rural foothills of northern California, building a deep interest in the natural world and its processes. I am fascinated by soil science, geology, hydrology, and the interactions between each within ecosystems around the planet. I love any activity that gets me outdoors and I am an avid fisherman, hiker, soccer player and rock climber.
Project: Geochemical Signals of Early Mountain Building in the Southern Patagonian Andes