I am a Senior Geologist with FPM Remediations, Inc., a small business located in Rome, NY. We conduct environmental remediation at sites across the USA. Here is a picture of me at a karst site in Kentucky. In between stints in the consulting world, I obtained a MS in geology from the Univeristy of Hawai'i with a thesis on mid-ocean ridge lava geochemistry, and a few years in a PhD program at Caltech working on experimental petrology, where I published a fun paper on the discovery of complex zoning patterns of phosphorus in the mineral olivine. I am married with 3 daughters, and in my free time I enjoy knitting and a weekly horseback riding lesson (not at the same time).
I'm happy to talk to students or recent grads about environmental consulting, grad school, or look over resumes. (I suppose you can contact me through a LinkedIn request. Note to moderator - how do alumnae/i contact each other?) For what it's worth, among the most useful experience I got in college and grad school was the rigorous training in field geology. The most useful skill I've gained on the job is proficiency with excel.