I currently test water samples for Dr. Mark’s research group. Using instruments from the School of Earth Sciences in Mendenhall lab, I analysis water samples for major anion and cation dissolved concentrations and oxygen isotopes. I run samples from Dr. Marks regular trips to Peru and Great Basin National park. Dr. Mark and his colleges in Canada use the Peru data for their research. I am currently collecting all the Great Basin water analysis collected over the years in order to construct an overall hydrologic profile of the area. I am particularly interested in the influence of rock glaciers in the area and how the area’s lithology helps create some unusual water chemistry.