Meet Our Officers (2021-2022)
Catherine is a first year Master's student working with Dr. Hiroko Kitajima on the Hikurangi Margin studying rock strength as it develops with depth through the subduction zone. She graduates from Texas A&M in August with her B.S. in Geology with a minor in Geophysics. Catherine spent a lot of time involved in undergraduate research with both Dr. Kitajima and with Dr. Denise Kulhanek at IODP. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys baking, hiking, and reading.
Emily is a 3rd year PhD student working with Dr. Nicholas Perez, studying tectonic and inherited, pre-orogenic, controls on upper crustal deformation in North America and the Central Andes using various geochemical techniques. She obtained a B.S. in Geology from Sonoma State University and a Master’s in Geology from the University of Idaho. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in the mining industry. In her spare time, Emily enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.
Casey is a 2nd year Masters student working with Dr. Hiroko Kitajima, studying the effect of pore pressure on extension and hybrid fractures . He obtained a B.S. in Geological Engineering and B.S. in Geology/Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in the energy industry in geophysical exploration. In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, rugby, and hiking.
Tim is a sophomore undergraduate student, pursuing a B.S. in geophysics. He transferred from the Lone Star College system in the spring of 2021, and before that served six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear electronics technician, including three years on the USS Alabama. His interests include hiking, camping, and fishing.