Desiree's interests include unraveling the histories of large silicic eruptions on the mineral scale. With Philipp Ruprecht as her advisor, her PhD work includes mapping as part of a USGS/EDMAP project in the Toquima Range, NV, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical work on the Oligocene caldera of Mt. Jefferson, NV.
- Igneous Petrology
- Mineral scale histories
- Large silicic eruptions
- Geologic Mapping
- B.S. in Geology, California State University, Long Beach, 2022
- B.A. in Consumer Affairs, California State University, Long Beach, 2019