Hi, I'm Alex!
I'm currently a PhD student in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University working with Frederik Simons and Jessica Irving. Before coming to Princeton I studied Earth Sciences at UC San Diego.
My current research focuses on using earthquakes to improve our understanding of the interior structure of the Earth. Specifically, I am interested in a region 400 to 700 kilometers below the Earth's surface known as the mantle transition zone. This region behaves like a thermostat, allowing us to check on the internal temperature of the planet. By studying its characteristics in different locations, we hope to gain a deeper understanding of the forces shaping the Earth's landscapes today.
This work integrates aspects of geology, physics, math, and computer science - I was never very good at picking a favorite subject. I hope you find the contents of my website interesting and informative. Feel free to reach out if you would like to get in touch!