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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!

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  • 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 Candidate for a Master of Philosophy by Research 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 an able bodied seafarer 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.



  • Eric Baer '91 teaches at Highline Community College.
  • Will Brown '91 is a desktop support specialist at the University of Iowa Library in Iowa City.
  • Kari Cooper '91 teaches geochemistry at the University of California-Davis.
  • Eric Cowgill '91 teaches structural geology and tectonics at UC-Davis.
  • Butch Dooley '91, Curator of Paleontology at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, is one of the leading paleontologists in the Eastern U.S.
  • Kea Umstattd Duckenfield '91 contributed to this article on zinc in the environment.
  • Catherine Inman '91 provides services to Alaskan communities in natural resource education and she has been a leader in the creation of "schoolyard habitats;" she also has a non-profit foundation to improve education in Nepal called the Friends Of Dolpa; here's her personal page.
  • Jenn Macalady '91 teaches geomicrobiology in the Geoscience Department at Penn State; here's her personal page.
  • Jean Morrill '91 wrote on the relationship between stream temperature and water quality.
  • Geoff Puckett '91 is Principal Business Systems IT Analyst at Medtronic Corp.
  • Peter Reiners '91 is Professor and Department Head in Geosciences at the University of Arizona.
  • Matt Stone '91 is Vice President for Product Marketing at Pearson Credential Management company.
  • Rebecca Arenson '90 recruited speakers for coral reef presentations at schools in Guam
  • 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 an adjunct research scientist at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness
  • 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. Mountain Zone bio
  • John Ostergren '90 is an environmental attorney and editor with Dorsey and Whitney in Minneapolis


  • Amy Abel '83 is an electrical energy policy analyst
  • Sharon Anderson '83 is Vice-Chair, Division of Science and Environmental Policy, at the California State University at Monterey Bay
  • Tom Baring '83 co-authored this paper on high performance computing
  • Sarah Benn '83 has a web design business.
  • Tim Cowdery '83, a hydrologist for the USGS in Minnesota, wrote on water in Southwest Minnesota
  • Don Frost '83 is an environmental attorney
  • Mark Gonzalez '83 is a riparian ecologist for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Jim Holmes '83 is an attorney in Iowa
  • Keith Knudsen '83 was selected as the 2004 NEHRP Professional Fellow in Earthquake Hazard Reduction
  • Harry Nelson '83 teaches in the Forestry Department at the University of British Columbia
  • Cathy O'Dell '83 worked on the investigation of a hazardous-waste contaminated site in Minnesota for the EPA
  • Jeff Pipes '83 and Florence own a California vineyard
  • Dave Purkey '83 runs the Northern California office of the Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Steve Robertson '83 is a hydrologist for the state of Minnesota
  • Steve Sutton '83 wrote this paper on the spherical harmonic representation of the gravitational potential of discrete spherical mass elements
  • Christina Seeburger '83 is an anesthesiologist at Pacific Anesthesia in Tacoma, Washington
  • Gustavo Tolson '83 teaches geology at the Instituto de Geologa at the Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mexico
  • Amy Zacheis '83 finds that snow geese appreciate a little snow in their feeding areas
  • Matt Zukowski '83 is an environmental services project manager in Alaska





  • 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
  • Charles Higgins '46 is an emeritus professor of geology at the University of California - Davis
  • Eiler Henrickson '43 was selected for a Lifetime Of Service Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Here's a film about Eiler by Aleshia Mueller '01
  • Douglas Sheridan '43 wrote a paper on sulfide deposits in Colorado which you can buy on
  • Lloyd Pray '41, emeritus professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin, was caught by the photographer at the alumni reception during the 2002 meeting of the American Assn. of Petroleum Geologists