Caden Howlett

I am a PhD candidate broadly interested in the evolution of Cordilleran fold-thrust belts.  I am interested in contributing to our understanding of Andean thrust belt kinematics between 32-35S as part of the TANGO project.  I have an additional dissertation chapter dedicated to the regional development of the Helena salient in west-central Montana.  My M.S. work was also in western Montana, focusing on the development of the Anaconda metamorphic core complex.

I am first-and-foremost a field geologist who integrates geologic mapping and field observation with low-T thermochronology and geochronology.  My work intends to place such constraints in a regional context that enables the testing and/or creation of tectonic and geodynamic models.

For fun, I like running, yoga, climbing mountains, anything involving whitewater, skiing, kendama, juggling, etc.  In my free time, I write essays on topics in science and philosophy on my Instagram and create YouTube videos that focus primarily on the dissemination of geoscience research and tips for success at the undergraduate and graduate level.


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B.S., Montana State University (2018); M.S., Montana State University (2020)