Graduate Students

  • Sebastían Herrera, 2018, visiting Ph.D. student, from University of Chile, working on sandbox modeling of the tectonic evolution of the South Central Andes.
  • Cheyenne Haverfield, 2018-present, Ph.D. student, stratigraphic and tectonic evolution of the Olympic subduction complex, WA.
  • Leah Youngquist, 2018-present, Ph.D. student, thermal and kinematic evolution of the Olympic subduction complex, WA.
  • Neta Bar, 2015-present, Ph.D. student, tectonic evolution of Big Sur and the California Coast Ranges.
  • David Colwyn, Ph.D., 2018; stable isotopes and paleotopography of Patagonian Andes; now: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Colorado at Boulder.
  • Elizabeth Christeleit, Ph.D., 2016; thermochronology and erosion of glacial valleys in the Patagonian Andes; now: Data Scientist, Sitka Technology Group, Portland, OR.
  • Patrick Young, Ph.D., 2016, mantle geochemistry of the Aeolian Arc, southern Italy; now: Data Scientist, Yale/YNHH Center for Outcomes Research, New Haven, CT.
  • Chris Thissen, Ph.D. 2016; deformation processes in orogenic wedges; now: Machine Learning and Data Science, Boston Fusion, Boston, MA.
  • Devin McPhillips PhD 2011, thermochronology and structural geology in the Sierra Nevada and Swiss Alps; now: Geologist, USGS, Pasadena, CA.
  • Karen Paczkowski PhD 2012; geodynamic modeling of retreating subduction zones; now: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow.
  • Keith Ma M. Phil., 2014, glacial erosion in the Patagonian Andes; now: Data Engineer, Geoinnovation, Boston, MA.
  • Madalyn Blondes Ph.D. 2009, mantle melting as imaged by monogenetic basaltic vents in eastern California; now: Research Geologist at USGS, Reston, VA.
  • Ian Miller Ph.D. 2006, paleofloral estimates of tectonic offset for Baja British Columbia; now: Director of Earth and Space Sciences, and Curator of Paleobotany at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO.
  • James Stevenson Ph.D. 2006, melting of eclogites, Tromso nappe, northern Norway; now: Senior Director, Global Coal at IHS Markit
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • Jeff Rahl Ph.D. 2005, tectonics of the Hellenic subduction wedge; now: Professor, Washington and Lee University.
  • Matthias Bernet Ph.D. 2002, detrital thermochronology and tectonics; now: Senior Lecturer at Université Grenoble Alpes, France.
  • Jessica Graybill M.Sc. 2000, tectonics; now: Associate Professor in Geography, at Colgate College.
  • Jeff Feehan Ph.D. 1997, stain analysis and fluid flow in Late Cretaceous San Juan-Cascades thrust system.
  • Martin Olsen Ph.D. 1996, experimental deformation of porous sandstones; now: Chief Geophysicist, O&G Development Kft, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Bokai Kang, M. Phil.,1992, pressure-solution deformation in the Olympic subduction complex; now: works as a communications programmer.