Colorado School of Mines – Golden, CO

  • M.S. May 2015 | Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emphasis: Geotechnical | GPA: 3.569
  • B.S. May 2014 | Major: Geological Engineering | GPA: 3.31

Regis University – Denver, CO – Summa cum Laude (GPA: 3.96)

  • B.A. May 2008 | History
  • B.A. May 2008 | Politics
  • Minor: Leadership Studies

University of London, Royal Holloway – London, England (Study Abroad: Fall 2006)

Team Projects


Geochemistry of Weathering in Heterogeneous Systems – Graduate Research (Spring-Fall 2014)

  • Evaluating water residence times and resulting impact on weathering rates at column scale

Characterization of MTBE Plume Migration (Spring 2014)

  • Developed groundwater and contamination models to evaluate future contamination of municipal wells

Watershed Systems Modeling – Little River Watershed – near Eureka, CA (Spring 2014)

  • Model comparisons for peak discharge: Weibull plots, Streamstats, HEC-HMS model, HYMOD model, and SAC model
  • Completed design storm analysis for the watershed

CSM Sorority House Complex (Spring 2014)

  • Conducted surface investigation of site area
  • Developed geologic and geotechnical models of the site
  • Designed subsurface investigation program to validate models
  • Presented results to the client

Highway 93 Slope Stability Analysis – Golden, CO (Spring 2014)

  • Developed conceptual geologic and geotechnical models
  • Evaluated the factor of safety against sliding for groundwater conditions
  • Sensitivity analyses of the factor of safety vs. shear strength and groundwater levels
  • Evaluated potential stabilization methods of the slide
  • Recommended mitigation options

Field Camp (Summer 2013)

  • Six weeks of field work focusing on mineral resource quality (petroleum, aggregate, ore deposits), structural geology, petroleum geology, site investigation, engineering geology and carbonate geology

Key Coursework


  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Engineering Geology Design
  • Site Investigation
  • Ground Water Engineering Design
  • Watershed Systems Modeling
  • Soil Dynamics
  • Petrography
  • Structural Geology
  • Geologic Field Methods
  • Stratigraphy

Technical Skills


  • ArcGIS
  • Communication
  • C++
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Groundwater Vistas
  • Microsoft Office
  • Minitab
  • ROC Science
  • Slope1
  • Solidworks
  • Stabr
  • Watershed Systems Models
  • Writing

Activities and Involvement


  • Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (2011-present), President (May 2013-May 2014), Vice President (Aug 2012-May 2013)
  • Society of Women Engineers (2011-present)
  • Colorado School of Mines Women’s Club Soccer (2011)

Work Experience


Student Aide, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (Aug 2012-present)

  • Identify minerals and rocks, serve as an informational resource and lead tours

Coordinator, Student Services and Outreach, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: AustraLearn, EuroLearn, AsiaLearn (Nov 2008-Feb 2010)

  • Counseled and coordinated university students studying abroad
  • Performed pre-departure services and led pre-departure orientation sessions
  • Recruited students nationally and fostered international business development

Board Member, Carson J Spencer Foundation (Aug 2008-Aug 2010)

  • Organizational over-site and mission visioning



  • Student Aide of the Month – Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (March 2013, March 2014)
  • Half-Marathon – Santa Clarita, California (2011, 2013)
  • Leadership Challenge – North Island, New Zealand (July 2008)