Jefferson has been working for the Oklahoma Geological Survey since 2014. He is fond of double-sided puzzles, with no edges, and few extra pieces. He applies this sentiment towards his research and academic pursuits—if you have a geologic or geophysical problem that you can't solve, there is a good chance he is interested in helping you figure it out.
He received an A.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Hawaii Leeward Community College (2001), a B.S. in Geology from Northern Arizona University (2005), a M.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso (2008), and is working towards finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma (by the end of 2017).
Jefferson thrives at tackling challenging puzzles using his skillsets in tectonics, structural geology, field mapping, earthquake physics, rock mechanics, passive- and active-source seismology, gravity and gradiometry, GIS, and electronics. He enjoys writing code as a creative outlet, but has also been known to carry a camera or two.