Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Alumni Yearbook

Name Degree Year Major Current Positionsort descending Thesis Topic
Leah Morgan Ph.D. 2009 Earth and Planetary Science U.S. Geological Survey Research Geologist Geochronological constraints on Plio-Pleistocene Hominid Evolution in the Ethopian rift
Kathryn Materna Ph.D. 2019 Earth and Planetary Science UC Berkeley Active Tectonics lab Geodetic and Seismological Investigations of Earthquake Cycle Deformation and Fault Zone Properties
Laura Nielson Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Assistant Professor
Laura Lammers Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Assistant Professor Kinetic isotope and trace element partitioning during calcite precipitation from aqueous solution
Dino Bellugi Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science UC Berkeley Department of Geography, Postdoctoral Researcher What Controls Shallow Landslide Size Across Landscapes?
Sean Wahl Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science UC Berkeley Postdoctorial Researcher Modeling of Planetary Interiors: From Microscopic to Global Scales
Dylan Spaulding Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Assistant Project Scientist Laser-Driven Shock Compression Studies of Planetary Compositions
Joanne Emerson Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology, Assistant Professor Assembly of Deeply Sequenced Metagenomes Yields Insight into Viral and Microbial Ecology in Two Natural Systems
Maxwell Rudolph Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences, Assistant Professor Mechanical Controls on Eruptions
Carolina Munoz-Saez Ph.D. 2016 Earth and Planetary Science Universidad de Chile, Postdoctorial Researcher Dynamics of Geyser systems, El Tatio, Atacama
Sanne Cottaar Ph.D. 2013 Earth and Planetary Science University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences University Lecturer Heterogeneity and Flow in the Deep Earth
Edwin Kite Ph.D. 2011 Earth and Planetary Science University of Chicago Department of the Geophysical Sciences Assistant Professor I. Climate change on ancient Mars. II. Exoplanet geodynamics and climate.
Benjamin Nault Ph.D. 2015 Earth and Planetary Science University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Observational constraints on upper tropospheric NOx emissions, lifetime, and oxidative products
Jennifer Druhan Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Geology Assistant Professor Stable Isotope Fractionations in Biogeochemical Reactive Transport
Courtney Sprain Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science University of Liverpool School of Environmental Sciences, Postdoctorial Research Associate Resolving the timing of events around the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary
Mong-Han Huang Ph.D. 2014 Earth and Planetary Science University of Maryland Department of Geology, Assistant Professor Crustal Deformation During Co- and Postseismic Phases of the Earthquake Cycle Inferred from Geodetic and Seismic Data
Amanda Thomas Ph.D. 2012 Earth and Planetary Science University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences, Assistant Professor Fact or friction: Inferring rheology from nonvolcanic tremor and low-frequency earthquakes on the deep San Andreas fault
Leif Karlstrom Ph.D. 2011 Earth and Planetary Science University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences, Assistant Professor Causes and consequences of unsteady crustal magma transport
Rob Porritt Ph.D. 2013 Earth and Planetary Science University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Postdoctoral Researcher Tracing the Farallon plate through seismic imaging with USArray
Daniella Rempe Ph.D. 2016 Earth and Planetary Science University of Texas, Austin Jackson School of Geosciences Assistant Professor Controls on critical zone thickness and hydrologic dynamics at the hillslope
Avinash Nayak Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Geoscience, Postdoc I. Seismic Moment Tensor Analysis of Micro-Earthquakes in an Evolving Fluid-Dominated System, II. Ambient Noise Cross-Correlation for Evaluating Velocity Structure and Instrument Orientations in a Geothermal Environment
Leslie Hsu Ph.D. 2010 Earth and Planetary Science USGS Community for Data Integration Coordinator Bedrock Erosion by Granular Flow
Kristen Fauria Ph.D. 2017 Earth and Planetary Science Vanderbilt University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Assistant Professor Dynamics of pyroclastic density currents and submarine eruptions

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