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End of Summer Summary

By • Aug 2nd, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My summer research is coming to a close, and I’m ready to head home from Williamsburg.  I’ve gotten a lot done, but I still have a lot of research to do this fall.  The surficial and bedrock contacts within the Lyman Quadrangle, as well as the location of the Thousand Lake Fault in that area…
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Home Sweet Williamsburg

By • Jul 6th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m back from Utah!  I had a fantastic time doing fieldwork out in Wayne County, but it’s good to be back in Williamsburg.  It’s been tough adjusting to all the humidity, though… I miss the dry heat of the Southwest!  Our group consisted of five geologists: three current William and Mary students (including myself), one…
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Ready to go into the field

By • Jun 5th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Thesis

I leave for Utah tomorrow to start fieldwork, and I’m so excited! We’ll be there for almost a month mapping the area and collecting data for my thesis. I won’t have access to Internet (we’ll be camping for the rest of June), so this will be the last time you’ll hear from me until July.…
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Abstract: The Kinematics and Age of the Thousand Lake Mountain Fault

By • May 21st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My Honors Thesis focuses on the Thousand Lake Mountain Fault, located in the High Plains of central Utah. My research is a part of the structural geology subdiscipline of neotectonics. The study of neotectonics is relevant to understanding current seismic activity and contemporary topography as well as older geologic processes. Neotectonics is the study of…
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Abstract: Understanding the Kinematics and Age of the Thousand Lakes Mountain Fault

By • Mar 1st, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The study of neotectonics has gained increasing interest throughout the last century due to its relevance to understanding current seismic activity and its potential for explanation of contemporary topography and older geologic processes.  Neotectonics is the study of tectonic movements of late Tertiary and Quaternary age (younger than approximately 35 million years).  Stresses deep within… [Continue Reading]



Cultural Pride in Local Cuisine

By • Aug 21st, 2011 • Category: food, Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve completed my project, and I want to share some of the results.  The most important component of my project was the interview with José Manuel Córdoba, the dueño and head chef of the restaurant “El Ventorrillo el Chato,” a highly popular …



A Brief Spanish History, as seen through Cuisine

By • Aug 4th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So… I’ve been pretty terrible with blogging.  I’ve done a lot of research on my project, but haven’t been keeping up with blogs! I’m back home, after being away for a service project and traveling to see family, and I’m tying up the end of…



Balancing the Magic of España with the Realities of Life

By • Jun 21st, 2011 • Category: food, Honors Thesis, Research

Despite the fact that this is my first blog, I have actually been working on this project bit-by-bit for the past month.  My study abroad has been amazing, but so incredibly busy! Not only do we have full-time classes (and exams this week!), but also …



Abstract: The History of Food in Andalucía: Impacts of Cultural Mixing on the Development of Cuisine

By • Apr 21st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my research, I will investigate the lasting impact of cultural exchange upon the cuisine of Andalucía while study abroad in Cádiz, Spain with a William and Mary program. As invaders like the Romans and Muslim Moors conquered and settled the Iberia…