2021 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

NAGT/USGS 2021 Cooperative Summer Fellowship Program Placements

Jennifer Battista, Southern Illinois University
Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Studies of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and tsunamis

Natalea Cohen, Fort Lewis College
Mentor: Michael Poland
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of volcanoes in the western United States

Ryan Foley, University of Michigan
Mentor: Michael Toomey
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Reconstruction of pre-historic storm events on Lake Michigan

Craig Gabrielson, Western Washington University
Mentor: Benjamin Pauk
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Mt. Rainier lahar detection system and monitoring support of Cascade Range volcanoes

Rachel Jackson, George Mason University
Mentors: James O'Connor and Ralph Haugerud
Location: Pacific Northwest
Project: Mapping the Missoula floods

Charles Kershaw, Southern Illinois University
Mentor: Richard Nunn and Lindsay Powars
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Implementation of International Geo Sample
Number (ISGN) unique identifiers in the NSF
Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF) collection

Dylan Kinser, Humboldt State University
Mentor: Scott Bennett
Location: Lower Colorado River
Project: GIS bedrock geologic map compilation along
the lower Colorado river

Sarah Lapinski, Oregon State University
Mentor: Sara Peek and Shaul Hurwitz
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Volcano-hydrothermal systems: data compilation, water and gas sampling and temperature measurements

Haley Lind, University of Utah
Mentors: Denis LeBlanc and Timothy McCobb
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Hydrology and water quality of Cape Cod's groundwater/surface-water system

Joshua Malone, Illinois State University
Mentor: Amy Gilmer
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: National Geochronological Database compilation project

Hunter Martin, University of Houston
Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Studies of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and tsunamis

Priscilla Martinez, California State University Fullerton
Mentor: Jessica Rodysill
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Natural flood and drought variability in lacustrine archives

Elizabeth Ratajczyk, University of Michigan
Mentor: Lisa Stillings
Location: Reno, Nevada
Project: Chemical and isotopic characterization of geothermal waters in the USGS/DOE GeoDawn study area, Nevada

Lauren Sankovitch, Oregon State University
Mentor: Jaime Azain
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: Analytical chemistry

Ashley Suarez, Lane Community College
Mentor: Kimberlie Perkins
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Effects of unsaturated-zone preferential flow on water resources

Jessica Wilder, University of Oregon
Mentor: Graham Lederer
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Deposit models for critical mineral resource assessment

ESA/USGS 2021 Cooperative Summer Fellowship Program Placements

Gavin Belfry, University of Tennessee
Mentor: Mike Duniway and Erika Geiger
Location: Moab, Utah
Project: Assessing impacts of aridification, drought, and land use on drylands of the Colorado Plateau

Brittney Cleveland, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Mentor: Jill Bourque
Location: Gainsville, Florida
Project: Community ecology of invertebrate communities in chemosynthetic habitats on the U.S. Pacific margin

Emily Cook, University of Oregon
Mentor: Joan Hagar
Location: Western Oregon
Project: Purple Martin use of BLM regeneration harvests and national forest recreation sites

Denise Del Rosario, George Mason University
Mentor: Matthew Conlon
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Project: Assessment of pesticides and characterization of groundwaters in Pennsylvania's Triassic lowland hydrogeologic setting

Hallie Dickerson, Austin College
Mentor: Andrew Waite
Location: Milford, Pennsylvania
Project: Surface water and ground water data collection

Kinsey Funk, Oregon State University
Mentor:Jeffrey Chaplin
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Project: Near real-time water quality monitoring and modeling in York County, Pennsylvania

Simone Gibson, Oregon State University
Mentor: Meagan Eagle
Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Project: Greenhouse gas cycling in managed coastal wetlands

Grady Jakobsberg, University of Vermont
Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Studies of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and tsunamis

Gavin Kellerman, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mentor: Susan De La Cruz and Isa Woo
Location: Moffett Field, California
Project: Habitat classification and change detection Willapa and Billy Frank Junior National Wildlife Refuges, WA

Bethany Lee, University of Louisville
Mentor: Noel Pavlovic
Location: Indiana Dunes National Park
Project: Landscape perspective in conserving the threatened Great Lakes sand dune endemic, Pitcher's Thistle

Jonathan Lessane, North Carolina State University
Mentor: Jaime Azain
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: Analytical chemistry

Jackie Luu, George Mason University
Mentor: Andy Royle
Location: Laurel, Maryland
Project: Quantitative turtle analysis project

Kayleigh Maraziegos, Florida Southern College
Mentor: Michael Adams
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Project: Oregon spotted frog recovery

Madison Panzino, California State University Fullerton
Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Studies of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and tsunamis

Kyler Plouffe, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mentor: Kristen Hart
Location: Davie, Florida
Project: Sea turtle movements and habitat-use, and American crocodile nest monitoring

Kassandra Rodriguez, California State University Fullerton
Mentor: Amy Symstad
Location: Hot Springs, South Dakota
Project: Examining the demographic and community response and recovery of northern Great Plains grasslands to droughts in the context of grazing and climate change

Andrew Shapiro, University of New Hampshire
Mentor: Nicholas Johnson
Location: Millersburg, Michigan
Project: Deploy and evaluate supplemental sea lamprey control tools

Lucca Sterrer, University of Vermont
Mentor: Andrew Waite
Location: Troy, New York
Project: Surface water and ground water data collection

Emily Xie, University of California, Berkeley
Mentor: Ralph Grundel
Location: Chesterton, Indiana
Project: Landscape connectivity and native bee conservation in the Great Lakes Basin

GISCI/USGS 2021 Cooperative Summer Fellowship Program Placements

Emma Boardman-Larson,Austin Community College
Mentor: Carma San Juan
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: USGS Mineral Deposit Database (USMIN)

Connor Firat, University of Tennessee
Mentor: John Lane and Frederick Day-Lewis
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Hydrogeophysics

Jack Holbrook, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mentor: Samantha Oliver
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Project: Process-guided machine learning for modeling water temperature in lakes and streams

Melissa Paulsen, University of Utah
Mentor: Nicole Herman-Mercer
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: The sensitivity of Alaskan and Yukon rivers, fish, & communities to climate

Brandi Rethelford, Oregon State University
Mentor: Gregory Walsh
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Project: Northeast bedrock mapping project