My academic and personal interests focus on the exploration of extreme environments. These includes areas that are cold and dry like the polar regions, the absence of light in caves or the harsh environment of Mars and the other planets. Beyond just the environments, my interest is in exploring these places and the techniques required to do so. Most of my academic work has focused on understanding the ancient history of Mars and its volcanic evolution through remote spectral observations. Additionally, I participated with the Mars Exploration Rover Pancam imaging team and in the landing site selection process for the Curiosity Rover. I have research experience in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica and the Rio Tinto Mars Analog in Spain. My personal efforts focus on the exploration of cave systems, with mapping experience in Virginia, Hawaii and Southwest China. In the future, I look to work on developing the tools, techniques and instruments required for exploring the extreme environments on this world and beyond both in person and remotely.