About Liz

A little bit more about me!

Born and raised in the flat till plains of central Illinois, my family traveled to Rockies twice a year for skiing and backpacking trips.  I knew the mountains held a special place in my world, but I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I spent the fall of my junior year of high school at the High Mountain Institute, getting exposed to small class sizes and solidifying my love for the outdoors and backpacking.  I discovered my love for geology at Beloit College, in Beloit, WI, a small, quirky, liberal arts college in southern Wisconsin.  I chose to attend Beloit due to the friendly students, women’s soccer team, and academic diversity.  Little did I know that Wisconsin has world-class glacial geology and Beloit has an excellent geology department.  I graduated from Beloit in 2012 with a BS in Geology.  Next I headed to University at Buffalo and worked with Jason Briner to apply 10Be cosmogenic dating to constrain the timing of the Last Glacial Maximum in the Brooks Range, Arctic Alaska.  I graduated with my M.S. in Geology in 2014.

In my free time, I love to play ultimate frisbee, canoe, eat cheese curds, and enjoy life in vibrant Madison.