Terrestrial Paleoclimate and Tectonics members

Katie in the field Katie Snell
Assistant Professor

Postdoc, Caltech 2011-2014
PhD, UC Santa Cruz 2011
BA, Colorado College 2002

Katie is interested in terrestrial paleoenvironmental reconstruction, paleoaltimetry, diagenesis and modern depositional processes. She uses a range of sedimentology and stable isotope geochemistry tools to address these questions.

Brett Brett Davidheiser-Kroll
Research Associate and CUBES-SIL Lab Manager

PhD, University of Glasgow 2014
MS, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2011
BS, UC Berkeley 2006

Brett's research interests include stable isotopes in mineral exploration, and technological innovations in stable isotope analysis. He is currently putting those skills to use designing a new automated CO2 cleaning system for clumped isotope analyses.

Vikki Vikki Crystal
PhD student

BA, Colorado College

Vikki started digging in her backyard looking for rocks and fossils when she was a small child and still hasn’t stopped. Now, her current research interests include climatic, environmental and faunal changes associated with the Cretaceous- Paleogene Boundary.

Anne Anne Fetrow
PhD student

BA, University of Puget Sound

Anne is fascinated by how the terrestrial world changes. Currently, she is working on Early Cretaceous paleoclimate and paleoaltimetry using traditional and stable clumped isotope geochemistry and sedimentology.

Lina Lina Perez-Angel
PhD student

BS, Universidad de Los Andes

Lina is interested in the relationship of climate and tectonics by using different techniques such as structural geology, sedimentology and geochemistry (Biomarkers and stable isotopes). Right now, her biggest interest is in the tropical Andes during the Cenozoic.

Cara Cara Laurie
MS student

BS, College of Charleston

Cara is interested in stable isotope geochemistry of modern ecological systems and biogeochemical processes to better understand isotope paleoenvironmental proxies. For her thesis, she is comparing the effects of drought on carbon isotopes of plants and soils in Meade Basin, Kansas.