My tectonics research began when I was a Ph.D. student at SMU. There, I studied the history and societal impacts of active faulting within the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault Zone (EPGFZ), which is a system of left-lateral faults extending through Eastern Jamaica and Western Hispaniola. In Jamaica, I focused on neotectonic deformation within the EPGFZ. In Hispaniola, I assessed tectonic, climate, and geomorphic controls on lake flooding. As a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSU, I have focussed on understanding tectonic and climate controls on continental erosion. Now a Postdoctoral Investigator at WHOI, I am focused on testing whether far-field paleoclimate modulated sedimentation patterns and rates influence strain localization and basin geometry during the initial stages of continental rifting.