Shannon Boyle graduated from Rutgers University in October 2019 with a Master of Science degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Her research focused on petrology of lunar meteorites under the supervision of her advisor, Dr. Juliane Gross. Her thesis focused on identifying source areas for two meteorites to provide insight into the processes that formed the lunar highlands and maria.
In the summer of 2016, Shannon worked under Dr. Cyrena Goodrich at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. Her research focused on ureilites, a unique type of ultramafic meteorite, and the identification of a new ureilite parent body. She presented this research at the 2017 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Shannon joined Roux Associates, Inc. (Roux) in October 2019, an environmental consulting firm. She began as a Staff Assistant Geologist and is currently a Project Geologist for the Roux Somerset Office. In this role, she provides training and oversight of field personnel, evaluates site-specific data, develops workplans for soil, groundwater, and soil vapor investigations and remediation, and interfaces with clients. She is responsible for managing projects in several sectors, including insurance, industrial, and real estate.
My favorite Rutgers memory was having the opportunity to work for NASA and meet experts in the planetary field, including astronauts!