I completed my Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours at the University of Adelaide in 2006. After spending a few years in the nascent engineered geothermal industry in Australia, I decided to change my focus to volcano monitoring. I worked at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in the gas geochemistry group, where I got my feet wet in gas remote sensing and eruption response during the Kamoamoa eruptions in 2011. I obtained a Masters Degree in Geology from Michigan Tech and Université Blase Pascal in France under the INVOGE Scholarship program in 2013.
After working for Geoscience Australia and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, I decide to pursue a PhD at Drexel University. My primary work focuses on assessing the activity level and hazards potential of volcanoes on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, using fluid geochemistry in combination with a temporary seismic array. Besides volcanoes, my other great passions are general aviation and tall ship sailing. I earned my Private Pilot License (SEL) in 2015, and I currently volunteer as sailing crew aboard the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel out of Wilmington, DE.