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I am a geologist interested in the dynamic behavior of continental arc systems, where magmatism, deformation and climate processes are linked and non-steady state. I explore the spatial, temporal, and geochemical patterns of continental arc magmatism from regional to mineral scales to refine existing models of arc migration and focusing, shallow magma storage, and connections to surface volcanism. I utilize a range of tools, integrating field mapping, structural and microtextural analyses, U-Pb zircon geochronology, and geochemistry of both rock samples and their individual minerals.