Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Anya Hess

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Office: Wright-Rieman Laboratories, Room 243C
Email: anya.hess@rutgers.edu

Education

  •  University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, MS Geology 2011
  •  Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA, BS Geology 2008

Research Interests

  •  Paleoclimatology
  •  Paleo-oxygenation of marine systems
  •  Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Ken Miller

Instruction

  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Teaching Assistant 2018-present
  • Sea-Level Change, Teaching Assistant 2019-present

Field Experience

  • Southeastern Spain, 2009 - Pliocene carbonates
  • Wyoming and Montana, USA, 2007 - Indiana University geologic field camp
  • Pennsylvania, USA, 2007 - Silurian-Devonian mixed carbonate-siliciclastic succession 
  • Colorado Plateau, USA, 2006 - Holocene arroyos 

Relevant Professional Experience

  • U.S. Geological Survey, 2017-2018 - Geologist/Geologic Map Editor
  • Conservation Colorado, 2016 - Intern
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, 2011-2016 - Geologist II
  • Chesapeake Energy, 2010 - Geology Intern

Selected Volunteer Experience

  • Association for Women Geoscientists, 2014-present - Brunton Award Committee Member
  • Association for Women Geoscientists, 2013-2016 - Lone Star Chapter Scholarship Committee Chairperson
  • University of Kansas Geoscience Mentorship Program, 2010-2011 - Co-Founder, Sedimentology Section Head

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Adams, Alexandra

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Office: 243C Geological Sciences Lab
Email: aca111@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, M.S. Candidate, anticipated graduation: 2018
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, B.S. - Geological Sciences, May 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Brian & Gayle Hill Undergrad Research Fellowship: 2014-2016
  • Tobacco Root Geological Society Scholarship: 2015

Research Interests

  • Seismic stratigraphy & interpretation
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Sea level change
  • Seismology

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Ken Miller
  • Dr. Greg Mountain
  • Dr. Martha Withjack

Meetings / Abstracts

    Adams, Alexandra C.; Cassel, Elizabeth J., Smith, M. Elliot: RECONSTRUCTING EARLY EOCENE ELEVATIONS OF EASTERN IDAHO AND SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA USING HYDRATED VOLCANIC GLASS. GSA 2016 Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, 18-19 May 2016, Moscow, ID.

Robbins, Camille

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Office: 126 Geological Sciences Lab
Email: camille.robbins@rutgers.edu

Education

  • Rutgers University, Masters student 
  • Duke University, BS in Earth and Ocean Sciences, 2016

Courses/Instruction

  • Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Teaching Assistant, GEO 302: Petrology

Honors and Awards

  • George Beischer, Susan Beischer, Frances Hill Fox Trinity Scholar- Duke, 2012-2016
  • Earth and Planetary Science Excellence Fellowship- Rutgers, Fall 2016

Research Interests

  • Igneous Petrology
  • Hotspot Volcanism
  • Layered Mafic Intrusions
  • Geochronology

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Mark Feigenson

Boyle, Shannon

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Office: 340 Wright Geological Laboratory
Email: smb475@eps.rutgers.edu

Education

  • 2016 - present: Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, New Jersey
  • 2009 - 2013: B.A. Astronomy and Physics, Boston University, Massachusetts

Honors and Awards

  • 2016, 2017: The George Row Award for Research in Mineralogy
  • 2016: Undergraduate Research Award in Earth and Planetary Sciences

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Juliane Gross

Publications

  • Goodrich C.A., Kita N.T., Yin, Q., Sandborn M.E., Williams C.D., Nakashima D., Lane M.D., and Boyle S. (2017): Petrogenesis and provenance of ungrouped achondrite Northwest Africa 7325 from petrology, trace elements, oxygen, chromium and titanium isotopes, and mid-IR spectroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Abstracts

  • Boyle S., Gross, J., and Prissel, T.C. (2018): Understanding the magnesium-suite lithology and lunar highlands terrain through a detailed investigation of lunar meteorites Northwest Africa (NWA) 10291 and 11182. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2346.
  • Boyle S., Goodrich, C.A., Kita N.T., Treiman A.H., and Gross J. (2017): Calcic plagioclase-rich clasts resembling the NWA 7325 ungrouped achondrite in polymict ureilites. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1219.
  • Goodrich C.A., Treiman A.H., and Boyle S. (2017): Melt formation and evolution on the ureilite parent body, as shown by feldspathic clasts in polymict ureilites. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1196.

Joyse, Kristen

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Office: 114 Geological Sciences Lab
Email: kristen.joyse@rutgers.edu

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, PhD Student
  • University of Arizona, AZ, B.S. Geosciences, 2015 

Courses/Instruction

  • Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences, Introductory Geology Lab

Honors and Awards

  • Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Fellow, Rutgers University

Research Interests

  • Climate dynamics
  • Sea level rise
  • Climate change and environmental policy
  • Coastal adaptation to climate change

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Robert Kopp
  • Dr. Ken Miller
  • Dr. Tony Broccoli
  • Dr. Ben Horton