Robert started working with the DAGGER group using his Photoshop expertise in combination with recent (2010 - present) tectonics literature to update the positions of island arcs on paleogeographic maps of the Late Devonian (from Ron Blakey's maps, Colorado Plateau Geosystems, Inc.). His senior thesis characterized the petrology (igneous and sedimentary) of Mongolian rocks from the Hushoot Shiveetiin Gol site, which were collected by IGCP 596/580 in 2014. Since graduating from Appalachian, he has earned another degree in civil engineering and now works for Artisan Skateparks.
(B.E. 2021, Civil Engineering, NC State University; B.S. 2017, Geology, Appalachian State University)