Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Brown University, 2009
Thesis: "A tropical perspective on Plio-Pleistocene climate evolution and new application of the alkenone sea surface temperature proxy to uplifted marine strata."

M.Sc., Geological Sciences, Brown University, 2005
Thesis: "High latitude control on tropical Atlantic and Arabian Sea SST during the early Pleistocene."

B.A., Geology, Carleton College, 2001
Thesis: Calcium carbonate and magnetic susceptibility analysis at Monte dei Corvi, Italy:Trends in the Mediterranean climate proxy record during middle Miocene ice sheet expansion.