Meet our Team!
I'm Juliet! I study field geology, and in particular, ancient volcanoes and the rocks that they left behind in their volcanic "plumbing" systems. When I was young, I went on a nature walk guided by a passionate college student who taught us about the plants, animals and soil around us—that experience opened my eyes and is one of the reasons why I chose to study field-based science, which I love. My wish is to do the same thing for someone else!
Hi, I'm Hannah! I am interested in understanding the relationship between plants, soils, and climate change. I love getting to know the young students in my community and introducing them to a new way of looking at the outdoors.
Hi, my name is Shae! I'm broadly interested in understanding how microbes shape the geochemistry of our planet's surface and climate. Connecting with the outdoors was deeply meaningful to me as a kid, and has played a large role in fueling my interest in geobiology (the interaction between biological and geological processes). I hope to share my passion for the geosciences with kids in my community and help connect them with the outdoors in empowering ways.
Hey, my name is James! I am interested in understanding how the microscopic world effects the Earth, its climate and the things living on it. I'm excited to help foster a love for nature and help kids realize they all have a place in science and the outdoors.
Hi, I'm Shane! I study the early Earth and how the continents have evolved through time. I grew up in Los Angeles and I am excited about sharing the amazing geology, ecology, and history of Southern California with our community.
I'm Amanda! I have a background in volcanoes, igneous rocks, and sedimentology, and am excited to get students in the Pasadena community excited about rocks. I like hiking and camping for fun.
Hi, I'm Michelle! I love nature (and rocks!) and protecting the environment is one reason why I study sustainable battery chemistry. My interest in chemistry also stems from a love of color and structure in minerals. I'm excited to explore the rich local geology of Pasadena and Southern California together!
Hi, my name is Pond! I use various observational tools such as seismometers, ground-based GPS systems (similar to the ones in smart phones, but more accurate), and satellite images to study how an earthquake sequence initiates and evolves. In my free time, I love to explore the outdoors through hiking, biking, and camping.