Graduate Students

Hess, Anya

 

 

Research Interests

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

Dissertation Title: Evolution of the eastern equatorial Pacific oxygen minimum zone during the Miocene Climatic Optimum and Mid-Miocene Climate Transition

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Advisors: Drs. Ken Miller and Yair Rosenthal
  • Dissertation Committee: Drs. Silke Severmann, Jim Wright, and Sindia Sosdian

Education

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

Instruction

  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Teaching Assistant 2018-2020
  • Sea-Level Change, Teaching Assistant 2019-2021

Field Experience

  • JR100 Cruise, Chilean Margin, 2019, deep-sea sediment coring
  • Southeastern Spain, 2009 Mater's thesis research - Pliocene carbonates
  • Wyoming and Montana, USA, 2007 field camp - Indiana University geologic field camp
  • Pennsylvania, USA, 2007 undergraduate thesis research - Silurian-Devonian mixed carbonate-siliciclastic succession 
  • Colorado Plateau, USA, 2006 Research Experience for Undergraduates - 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

  • Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences Graduate Student Organization, 2019-present - President 2019-2021
  • Science Olympiad, Geologic Mapping exam preparation 2019, national competition grading 2021
  • Association for Women Geoscientists, 2014-present - Brunton Award Committee Member 2014-2020, Brunton Award Committee Chairperson 2021-present
  • 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