I began my research career as a chemist working in a physical chemistry laboratory investigating lipid interactions at the air-water interface. However, I have very diverse scientific interests which led me to an experimental petrology lab, where I completed my dissertation on early Solar System processes, and then to a geocognition lab, where I explored undergraduate pedagogy. The multi-disciplinary nature of the CSI greatly suits my interests because I am continually learning about exciting research projects and new technological advances in isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS). The CSI has a strong commitment to education and I enjoy working with the numerous undergraduate and graduate students that are affiliated with the center. I am also involved in community science education and public outreach. Originally from the Midwest, I greatly enjoy the southwestern sunshine and in my spare time, I practice yoga and spend time outdoors with my dog.