Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Mike is a passionate Cardinals fan and outdoor adventurer. He earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Missouri Rolla, a Geotechnical Engineering MS from UC Berkeley, and finished the trifecta with a Ph.D. in Ellen Rathje’s group at UT Austin. His doctoral research utilized advanced numerical methods to predict lateral spread displacements using data from the Christchurch earthquake. Between his MS and PhD Mike spent time behind a drill rig logging geotechnical borings all over the Midwest. He brings some unique skills to the Atlas crew including advanced data analysis using Python and open-source GIS data visualization tools.