EXPERIENCE

Since completing my PhD

RESEARCH FELLOW, DEVORA (UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND/UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY)

July 2021 - present

I am continuing to conduct research about lava flow hazard in the Auckland Volcanic Field. This mahi is financially supported by DEtermining VOlcanic Risk in Auckland (DEVORA), Transpower New Zealand, and the Royal Society Te Apārangi. My current research focuses on how to calculate the duration of lava flows after they have solidified and mapping lava flow hazard.

RESEARCH FELLOW, SOILSAFE AOTEAROA (UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND)

Soilsafe Aotearoa focuses on learning about Aotearoa's soil chemistry and determining Kiwis' soil values. I am contributing to Soilsafe Kids (our outreach program) and support our soil values research.

June 2021 - present

SCIENCE TO PRACTICE LEAD, RAPID CHARACTERISATION OF EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS (GNS SCIENCE)

Rapid Characterisation of Earthquakes & Tsunamis has three primary research aims related to earthquake and tsunami resilience. The third is titled "Science to Practice" and includes our school outreach, community, iwi, and stakeholder engagement, curriculum development, and end-user tool development.

January 2021 - present

TUTOR, SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT (UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND)

February 2017 - present

I have contributed to a variety of courses in the School of Environment including in earth science, environmental science, and human geography at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. At the moment, I am working on the School of Environment's Tertiary Foundation Certificate program.

PROJECT MANAGER, DEVORA (UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND)

July 2020 - June 2021

In this position, I supported the DEtermining VOlcanic Risk in Auckland co-leaders to run the DEVORA work plan which spans multiple New Zealand (and international) universities with local and national stakeholders. I also acted as a DEVORA Outreach Coordinator, tertiary curriculum developer, and webmaster.

 

EDUCATION

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SECONDARY TEACHING, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

February 2021- (expected) October 2022

Teaching focuses: Junior mathematics & senior physics

PHD, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Graduated: November 2020

Thesis title: Modelling the Hazard Footprint and Consequences of Lava Flows in an Urban Environment

SINGLE COURSE ENROLLMENT, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA

Autumn 2015

Course: Risk Assessment & Business Continuity

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE, BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, USA

Graduated: May 2015

Majored in: Geology
Thesis title: A Geochemical Study of the Eastern Vents of Akaroa Volcano, New Zealand
Two study abroad semesters at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand; enrolled via Frontiers Abroad & direct enrollment)

 

GRANTS

DETERMINING VOLCANIC RISK IN AUCKLAND

10,000 NZD

2021-2022

RESILIENCE TO NATURE'S CHALLENGES- URBAN THEME: URBAN RESILIENCE INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION HUB

10,000 NZD

2020-2022: 
Living with hazards and risks in Auckland: Which locations in
Tāmaki Makaurau do we value the most?

ROYAL SOCIETY TE APĀRANGI: HUTTON FUND

1000 NZD

2020-2021: Using paleo-temperature profiles under lava flows to estimate their durations

CITIES ON VOLCANOES 11: ECS TRAVEL GRANT

625 euro

Spring 2021

AGU- NATURAL HAZARDS SECTION: STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT

500 USD

Winter 2018

CITIES ON VOLCANOES 10: STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT

500 euro

Autumn 2018

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA- CORDILLERAN SECTION: STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT

460 USD

Spring 2017

NASA- SPACE GRANT: SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT

3,000 USD

Summer 2012

NASA- INSPIRE: PRE-COLLEGE INTERN GRANT

5,000 USD

Summer 2011

 

AWARDS

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND- SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT: POSTGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

2020

in Earth Science

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND- SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT: AKO GTA EXCEPTIONAL TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

2020

for work on EARTHSCI 105(G), ENVSCI 101(G), and EARTHSCI 705

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND- FACULTY OF SCIENCE: 3 MINUTE THESIS

2018

first place

 

COMMITTEES

Since beginning graduate school

AGU-NATURAL HAZARDS SECTION: EARLY CAREER & STUDENT COMMITTEE

(member) 2019-June 2020; (chair) June 2020-present

PLATE BOUNDARY NETWORK (MEMBER)

2020-present

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND: SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT- TAIAO TUTOR COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (ORGANIZING COMMITTE & CO-FOUNDER)

2020-2021

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND: VOLCANOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, & PETROLOGY RESEARCH GROUP (ORGANIZER)

2018-2020

LETTERS TO A PRE-SCIENTIST: SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (MEMBER)

2018-2019

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND: FACULTY OF SCIENCE- FACULTY MEETINGS (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVE)

2018-2019

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND: FACULTY OF SCIENCE- POSTGRADUATE COMMITTEE (RESEARCH STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE)

2018-2019

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND: FACULTY OF SCIENCE- POSTGRADUATE STUDENT STAFF CONSULTIVE COMMITTEE (SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE)

2017-2019

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

AGU

2018-present

GSNZ

2020-present

IAVCEI

2016-present