Alex studied geology at Colgate University in Upstate New York before attending UCSB to complete a PhD on the tectonic evolution of western North America. His research involved extensive fieldwork and geologic mapping to determine the geologic history of mountain ranges in California and Nevada.
Courses taught: Geographic Information Systems - GIS (GEOG/GEOL 171 +171), Dynamic Earth labs (Earth 111L), and helps out with various field classes.
Outside of the classroom, Alex loves to hike, play volleyball, cook, surf, make music, and root for the Yankees!!