I discovered caving as a hobby during my Ph.D. studies and I quickly became very passionate about studying them. Caves became my primary area of research when I became a post-doctoral researcher. As a postdoc, I developed computational fluid dynamics codes in combination with 3D scanning technologies to simulate the formation of surface morphologies due to fluid and chemical processes in cave systems.
Currently I am an assistant professor in Saint Paul, MN where I am continuing to pursue my interest in caves by developing affordable, robust, and open devices for 3D scanning and environmental monitoring and logging in cave systems.
When I am able to escape the university, I am an active expedition caver. I have been part of caving expeditions on three continents and hope to continue doing so far into the future.