• Crustal deformation, particularly brittle processes
• Geometry and sealing capability of hydrocarbon traps
• Geophysical techniques in support of structure, tectonic, and petroleum studies
The University of Texas at Austin – Jackson School of Geosciences
• M.S. Geology, 2015 (expected)
University of Houston – Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
• B.S. Geology, 2013
• Minor in Geophysics
• Honors College Member
I conduct structural interpretation and analysis on offshore seismic data for determining fault characteristics pertaining to CO2 storage in the Gulf of Mexico for the Gulf Coast Carbon Center.
University of Houston – Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons Consortium (CBTH)
Undergraduate Research Assistant
• Studied the petroleum potential of onshore basins in southern Hispaniola
• Maintained and contributed data to the CBTH geodatabase
Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE)
• NSF funded program hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Purdue University in Santa Fe, NM
• Carried out geophysical surveys including seismic reflection, gravity, and magnetics
• Processed and interpreted seismic data for geothermal research in the northern Rio Grande Rift
• 2013 East Texas Geological Society Scholarship
• 2013 Houston Geological Society Foundation Scholarship
• 2013 University of Houston Shell Field Camp Award
• 2012 AAPG L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant
• Osmond, J., Mann, P., and S. Pierce, 2013, Petroleum potential of onland basins in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) based on integration of vintage well and seismic reflection data with geochemical data. Poster presented at the 2013 AAPG Annual Convention and Expo, Pittsburgh, PA.
• Osmond, J., 2012, Seismic interpretation of Paleogene volcaniclastic rocks in the Cerros del Rio volcanic field, New Mexico, using CMP stacking analysis. Poster presented at the 2012 AAPG-SEG Student Expo, Houston, TX.