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

1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s - 2010s


  • Thomas Birren '13 is currently working for AmeriCorps as a Scholar Coach 
  • Jenny Piela '13 is graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • 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.
  • 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 works for 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
  • 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
  • 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 Moron '11 is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia
  • Alice Newman '11 is a Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Vermont, and a Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Masaru Nobu '11 is a M.S. Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Benjamin Parks '11 is a Farm Intern at Tenuta di Spannocchia in Italy, and a Program Instructor at YMCA Camp Jewell
  • 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 an Instructor, Deckhand, and Able Seafarer of the Sailing School Vessel Tole Mour
  • Amanda Yourd '11 is a Crew Member at the Conservation Corps, in Minnesota and Iowa
  • Lila Battis '10 is a writer for Men's Health magazine at Rodale in New York City
  • Laura Bazetta '10 works for Blue Fox Farm and is participating in Rogue Farm Corps
  • Jim Bethune '10 co-authored this paper on using satellite data to measure ground water depletion in California
  • David Brink-Roby '10 is a Ph.D. student in Structural Geology at the University of Rochester
  • Travis Drake '10 is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Biogeoscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Jordan Epstein '10 is a Business Analyst at Merced Systems
  • Nathan Evenson '10 is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Geosciences Department at the University of Arizona, and a M.S. Student in the Geosciences with a Geochemistry/Thermochronology focus at the University of Arizona
  • Neil Foley '10 is a Graduate Student of the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Mark Hagemann '10 is at the University of Minnesota
  • Lauren Howell '10 is a Graduate Student in the Mathematical and Statistics department at the Colorado School of Mines
  • William Jacobson '10 is a Graduate Student in isotope geochemistry in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at Columbia University
  • Sam Kanner '10 is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering/Ocean Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Zachary Montes '10 works at Inversion Yoga in Jackson, Wyoming
  • Allison Pfeiffer '10 is a Program Coordinator and Marine Educator at Salish Sea Expeditions in Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • Andrew Ritts '10 is a M.S. student in Geology at the Colorado School of Mines
  • Nate Ryan '10 is a part-time video producer at Minnesota Public Radio, a Web and Graphic Designer at Then Bicycle Shop, inc., and a Freelance Photographer
  • Julia Schwarz '10 is a M.S. student in Geology at Washington State University
  • Chelsea Scott '10 is a Graduate student in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University
  • Stewart Sweeney Smith '10 is an Assistant Language Teacher for the Japan and Teaching Programme
  • Allison Vitkus '10 is a Graduate student in Paleontology at the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Sophie Williams '10 is an Intern at Viva Farms in Mount Vernon, Washington 



  • Eric Baer '91 teaches at Highline Community College
  • 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 has a non-profit foundation to improve education in Nepal called the Friends Of Dolpa, and 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
  • 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