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This page has links to approximately two thirds of the people who were geology majors at Carleton College.

This page is being maintained by Tim Vick as a volunteer retirement project.
Please send updates to me at timothydvick <at> gmail .com.  Thanks!

 1960s and earlier - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s - 2010s


  • Charlotte Alster '12 is a Ph.D. student at Colorado State University in the von Fischer Lab of Microbes, Climate, and Plants and has recently published her senior comps in the Journal of Soil Biology & Biochemistry.
  • Kris Asp '12 attended the University of Minnesota - Duluth's Precambrian Field Camp (see picture).
  • Sarah Berry '12 is a Laboratory Technician at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in Massachusett.
  • Adam Denny '12 is a graduate student studying geochemistry at the Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Megan Ferre '12 is a GeoCorps Intern at Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Hannah Hilbert-Wolf '12 is a PhD candidate in Geology at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.
  • Laura Hockenbury '12 was awarded some substantial research grants by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Liz Lundstrom '12 is a Lab Manager in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University.
  • Ailsa McCulloch '12 is a Resident Assistant at Coastal Studies for Girls, a Science and Leadership school, in Maine.
  • Zach Stewart '12 is a Research Associate in the Geology Department at Carleton College.
  • Alex Walker '12 is a Hydrologic Technician at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia.
  • Nina Whitney '12 is working on her masters degree at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.
  • Miki Beavis '11 is a Graduate Student at the University/College of London Institute of Archeology, and she wrote on Soil Erosion Risk Assessment near Archaeological Sites in Greece.
  • Lillian Betke-Brunswick '11 leads wilderness trips at Chewonki Camp for Girls.
  • Annie Boucher '11 is a Middle School Science Teacher at East Harlem School at Exodus House.
  • Hannah Fariss '11 works at Biergarten in San Francisco.
  • Nick Holschuh '11 is a Graduate student in Ice And Climate Exploration at Penn State.
  • Ray McGaughey'11 is a New York City tour guide.
  • Alissa Morson '11 is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia.
  • Alice Newman'11 is a Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Vermont.
  • Masaru Nobu'11 is a M.S. Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Benjamin Parks '11 is Research Assistant at Brown University.
  • Noah Randolph-Flagg '11 is a Ph.D. student in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Colin Sinclair '11 is a Research Assistant at Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University.
  • Ana Vang '11 is a Graduate student at the University of Vermont.
  • Andrew Walters '11 is a graduate student in the Geosciences department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Adrienne Wilber '11 is  is a mate/deckhand on a sailing school vessel on Puget Sound and holds USCG 50 Ton Master and 50 Ton Mate’s licenses.
  • Amanda Yourd '11 is a Crew Member at the Conservation Corps, in Minnesota and Iowa.



  • Rebecca Arenson-Rachlinski '90 is an environmental scientist in Maryland.
  • Andrea Earley Coen '90 is education and outreach director for Guidestone, in Colorado, which is dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in the Arkansas River Valley.
  • Andrew Garrett '90 is the Director, National Disaster Medical System at US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Steve Helgen '90 is a consultant in environmental forensics, geochemistry, and hydrogeology.
  • Elizabeth Hunt '90 surveys water quality for the State of Vermont.
  • Sharon Stern Kahn '90 is the Director Of the Graduate Program in the Geography Department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
  • Andy Moore '90 teaches geology at Earlham College.
  • Scott Nesvold '90 is Head Guide at Trek & Trail, an outfitter in Northern Wisconsin.
  • Mark Newcomb '90 is a modern-day ski mountaineering pioneer.
  • John Ostergren '90 is an environmental attorney and editor with Dorsey and Whitney in Minneapolis.



  • Roy Kruse '71, after a long career as a manager for religious non-profits, is now a courier for Quicksilver Express.
  • Karen Lubke '71 is a consulting senior geologist for BP in Houston.
  • Mark Reed '71 teaches economic geology at the University of Oregon, and he also teaches online.

1960s and earlier

  • James Dorman '49 is an emeritus research professor at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis.
  • Daniel J. Gainey '49 retired from Jostens in 1984 to develop a vineyard.
  • Eiler Henrickson '43 was selected for a Lifetime Of Service Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
  • Lloyd Pray '41, emeritus professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin.