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2014 – 2019

Ph.D. in Earth & Planetary Sciences (Biogeochemistry).

Thesis: Local Environmental Controls on Sulfur Isotope Ratios in Marine Sedimentary Iron Sulfide Minerals – see full text here, after April 15, 2021.
Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A.
Thesis submitted and defended March 2019, awarded May 2019.

2010 – 2014

B.Sc. in Earth Science.

Bachelors in Earth Science with Honours.
University of St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.
Final Grade – 2:1, Bachelors Dissertation Grade – First.
Thesis Title: The Chemistry and Mineralogy of the Beck Spring Dolomite.

2003 – 2010

High School.

Wilmslow High School, Cheshire, England.
A Levels in Mathematics, Geography, and English Language, AS Level in German.


Assistant Professor (2023 -)

Purdue University, West Lafayette, U.S.A.

Postdoctoral Scholar (2019 – 2023)

University of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.
Postdoctoral scholar in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences, with Prof. Clara Blättler. Work focuses on understanding how sulfur isotopes in carbonate-associated sulfate (CAS) respond to different physical conditions during early marine diagenesis. We hope to generate a filtered record of CAS sulfur isotopes to trace changes in the Earth’s surface oxidant budget from the Archean to present. I am responsible for method development for and the day-to-day running of a Neptune Multicollector ICP-MS and a Dionex Ion Chromatography system.

Sample Collection Volunteer (Summer 2013)

Geochemical Baselines Survey of the Earth
British Geological Survey, Keyworth, U.K.
Was chosen from dozens of British college students to spend 6 weeks in the field in E. Sussex and Kent (Southeast England) collecting soil, stream sediment and water samples from pre-assigned coordinates. Was part of the final ever cohort of volunteers for the Geochemical Baselines Survey of the Earth (G-BASE), which mapped the surface geochemistry of the entirety of the U.K. over several decades.