Greetings! My name is Christine, and I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program and a member of David McGee's group. I am broadly interested in the history of Earth's climate, and I use field geology, geochronology, and modeling to reconstruct past changes in Earth's hydrological cycle, particularly from ancient lake archives.

Presently, I am reconstructing late Pleistocene spatiotemporal patterns of water balance changes in the Altiplano-Puna region of the central Andes (21-27°S) by creating multiple well-dated records of paleolake level variations. Through careful mapping of paleoshorelines, U-Th dating of shoreline tufa deposits, and water balance modeling, I aim to produce a quantitative and precisely-dated record of past hydroclimate changes in this region.

Previously, I received an A.B. in Geosciences from Princeton University. For my undergraduate thesis, I conducted a basin-wide elevational survey of Lake Bonneville's highest shoreline using high-precision differential GPS. The overall geometry of these paleoshorelines is famously deformed due to isostatic rebound, and I modeled the relative contributions of deformation by the Laurentide ice sheet and lake load to explain the nuanced domed-shaped shoreline geometry.