At the crossroads of paleontology, archaeology, and climate science.
I hold a B.A. in geology from Colgate University and I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in geology at UC Davis. My Ph.D. work ties together archaeological records and geochemical analyses in order to reconstruct the environmental history of the northeastern Pacific coast.
As a Latina woman scientist raised in Los Angeles, science communication and K-12 education are extremely important to me. I make sure that the implications of my work are beneficial for both social as well as scientific communities.