At Lamont, I am part of two main efforts: the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) which provides access to marine geoscience data, and the GeoMapApp development team for which I help guide functionality and enhancements, run workshops and webinars, and add new data. For a while, I also worked on providing content for the EarthObserver and PolarExplorer:Sea-Level apps. I enjoy running outreach and education events and mentoring summer interns. I have interacted with educators at all levels and I studied for a masters degree from Teachers College to better understand the educational context.
Before coming to Lamont, I spent eight years at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California. There, I followed my research interests in geodynamics, participated in nine sea-going research cruises, and worked in the SIO Geological Data Centre. Also, as part of the international GEBCO project, I worked on generating digital elevation models from echo-soundings and contours for about one-quarter of earth's oceanic area.
I have a degree in geology-geophysics from Durham University (UK) and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. My thesis topic was a study of tectonics and geodynamics in the south-central Pacific area and involved the analysis of shipboard gravity and bathymetry and the construction of satellite-derived geoid and free-air gravity data.
I like building a sense of community and have been on the Campus Life Committee, most recently as its chair, and like working on things to bring about positive change. For many years, I have organised the annual Lamont Bike-to-Work Day event. When not working, I like hiking in the mountains - the Alps are hard to beat, playing tennis, going on walks with my dog, and enjoying tasty meals.