About Me

I [she/her; BS, Gettysburg College ’19] am a current PhD candidate in the Ice and Ocean Group at the University of Virginia where I use remote landscape analysis and sedimentology to assess glacial dynamics across the deglaciated Northern Hemisphere. I enjoy sharing my love of learning with the students I teach and mentor and push for equitable access to educational opportunities for all through my involvement in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (EVSC at UVA). When I’m not sorting through sediment or working in ArcGIS, I enjoy hiking with my dog Evy (pictured above), exploring various coffee shops, and experimenting with different art mediums.

My research takes a process-based approach to understanding ice-bed interactions which will, in turn, inform ice-sheet models and projections of future ice contributions to global sea level as modern ice sheets retreat into regions with variable subsurface characteristics.

I use a wide range of tools and applications to approach questions related to paleoclimate, large scale glacial dynamics, and other landscape geomorphological processes. To learn more about some of my past and present projects, check out the projects page.

Within the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, I am co-president of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and have previously served as a graduate student member of the department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

Questions? Want to collaborate? Contact me!

Email me at mm8dt@virginia.edu OR message me on Twitter @mmglacialgeo