Curriculum Vitae


PhD: Earth and Environmental Science, September 2020-present
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
GPA: 4.00/4.00

Master of Science: Earth and Environmental Science, August 2020
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
GPA: 4.00/4.00

Bachelor of Arts: Geology and Physics, May 2018
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
GPA: 3.73/4.00

Academic Awards

2022-Mineralogical Society of America Grant for Research in Crystallography.

2022-Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

2022-Lucile and Gordon Pringle Fellowship

2022-Michigan State Graduate School Travel Fellowship

2021 and 2022- Earth and Environmental Science Travel award

2020-Honorable Mention NSF-GRFP.

2019-Ian SE Carmichael Research Award from the Geological Society of America.

2018 and 2019-University of Michigan Turner Grant recipient.

2017-Hasselmo Prize for Academic Pursuit recipient.

2017 and 2016– American Geophysical Union Travel Grant recipient.

2017 and 2015– Dr. C. Leland Hornberg Academic Scholarship recipient.

2018-2014– Augustana College Presidential Scholarship recipient

Oral Presentations

COMPRES 2021 “Deformation of Iron Nitrides Under Uniaxial Compression.”

Click to access PeaseAllison2021_COMPRES.pdf

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 “Liquidus Determination of the Fe-S and (Fe,Ni)-S system at 24 GPa with Implications for Planetary Cores.”

Poster Presentations

Gordan Research Conference-High Pressure 2022 “Deformation of Iron Nitrides and Implications for Planetary Cores”

American Geophysical Union 2021 and SSAP 2022 “Deformation of Iron Nitrides Under Uniaxial Compression.”

SSAP 2021 “Deformation of Iron Nitrides Under Uniaxial Compression to 55 GPa.”

COMPRES 2019 “Liquidus Curves of the Fe-S System, Implications for Planetary Core Solidification.”

Click to access PeaseAllison2019.pdf

Geological Society of America “A Comparison of the Raman Spectra of the Humite Mineral Group at High Pressure.”

American Geophysical Union 2017 “A Comparison of the Raman Spectra and Crystal Chemistry of Norbergite and Clinohumite at High Pressure.”

Geological Society of American 2017 ” Sea Level Budget Along the East Coast of North America.”

American Geophysical Union 2016 ” Sea Level Budget Along the East Coast of North America.”


Pease and Li, 2022: Liquidus Determination of the Fe-S and (Fe, Ni)-S Systems at 14 and 24 GPa: Implications for the Mercurian Core.

Research Experience:
Michigan State University Research Assistant     

Primary research techniques: radial XRD, axial XRD, LH-DAC, XES, FIB

Software used: MAUD, CrysAlis, GSAS-II, Igor

Synchrotrons used: APS (sector 13 and 16), ALS (12.2.2)

University of Michigan Graduate Student Researcher                         

Primary research techniques: multi-Anvil cell, DAC, SEM/EDS, EPMA

Software used: Python, MATLAB, Igor

Synchrotrons used: APS (sector 13 and 16)

Augustana College Undergraduate Researcher                              

Primary research techniques: cold-seal vessels, SEM/EDS

Software used: MATLAB

Geophysical Laboratory Carnegie Institute Undergraduate Researcher  

Primary research techniques: DAC, Raman, energy dispersive XRD, paris edinburgh cell

Software used: GULP, MATLAB

Synchrotrons used: APS (sector 16)

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory REU                                            

Software used: Perl, MATLAB

Teaching Assistantship Experience
Graduate Student Instructor Earth 344 July 2020-August 2020
University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Mi

Graduate Student Instructor Earth 315 September 2019-December 2019
University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Mi

Geology Teaching Assistant GEOL 101 November 2015-May 2018
Augustana College Geology Department; Rock Island, IL

Physics Teaching Assistant PHYS 101, PHYS 102, PHYS 103, PHYS 105, PHYS 203 August 2015-May 2018
Augustana College Physics Department; Rock Island, IL

Campus Involvement
Advancement for Women in Science (AWIS), March 2019-Present

Sigma Gamma Epsilon, March 2017-May 2018
President, Earth Science Honor Society.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Service Sorority, November 2014-May 2018

Udden Geology Club, August 2014-May 2018
President (2017-2018), Activities coordinator (2016-2017)

Augustana Physics and Engineering Society, August 2014-May 2018