My current research focuses on the geologic and climate history of early Mars 3.8 billion years ago. Early Mars possessed the most likely conditions for hydrological activity on the surface (and, by extension, for life), but it’s also the time period we know the least about.
 Previously worked with Dr. Adrian Lenardic and Dr. Helge Gonnermann to create a numerical model predicting the long-term deformation of the ice shell in the South Polar Region of Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, as the result of sustained tectonic activity at the large fissures known as the Tiger Stripes.
 I’m exploring space exploration as a function of the intersection between science and humanity, particularly through an investigation of how human culture undergoes an evolution during astronauts’ journeys in space. Check out my TEDx talk on the subject  here