Meri at Kīlauea volcano


    I am a PhD student working with Dr. Kolawole in the Crustal Deformation Group at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. My research focuses on integrating field structural geology, seismology and numerical modeling to understand how continental rift segments propagate in space and time, and the mechanics of rift interaction and linkage.

    My previous work at the Infrasound Lab (ISLA) at the University of Hawaiʻi involved building algorithms for geoscience research, such as examining signals from the IMS Infrasound Network, or more recently, wrangling the data of the 2022 Tonga eruption.

    I earned a B.A. in Physics from Carleton College. During my undergraduate years I participated in physics research opportunities, such as exploring the complex dynamics of a laser, and geology research, such as analyzing seismic data from the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.

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