John began working on deciphering football-sized spherical nodules (microbialites?) from Mongolian sediments in Fall 2015, and by Spring 2016 he was working on sediments that cross the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary from the Namur-Dinant basin in Belgium.
In 2016 he was named a runner up in the AGU Data Visualization contest for his virtual reality work in tectonic reconstructions.
(B.S. in progress, Appalachian State University)