I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and am a geophysics senior with a minor in mathematics at the University of Arizona. After spending five weeks in Central Idaho attending field camp, I have set my focus on studying physical volcanology in graduate school. In the
meantime, I will spend the next year working with my honors thesis advisor focusing on interactions between flood lava flows in Elysium Planitia with yardang structures associated with the Medusae Fossae Formation. Our study will focus on enigmatic cratered cone groups formed within lava flows near yardang structures to determine if these landforms were generated by explosive lava-water interactions.