Science communication and illustration is critical for sharing results and one of my passions
Exploring the historic Osborne Soapstone Quarry
The historic Osborne Quarry, Blandford, MA contains high elevations of hazardous metals, we used geochemistry to assess the threat of leaching and freshwater contamination (Mistikawy et al. 2020; published in the Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and Health).
Investigating the tectonic history of the Adirondack Mountains, NY
The Adirondack Mountains record the tectonic history of North America. Combining field observation with microanalytical techniques has allowed for insight into the timing of major orogenic events. This project fulfilled my MS dissertation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Unraveling faulting in the Mojave Desert, Chemehuevi Mountains, southern CA-AZ.
Western North America has experienced a complex tectonic history since the Jurassic. Understanding this history is of great importance for evaluating seismic hazards, exploring mineral resources, and appreciating the structural history of the North American Cordillera.