Alums' Web Pages

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

This page is being maintained by Tim Vick as a volunteer project.
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2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s 1960s and earlier


  • Sam Bacon '17 is an Educational Associate in Geology at Carleton College.
  • Peter Barron '17 is a graduate student in coastal and underwater geology at the University of Delaware.
  • Mara MacDonell '17 is interning with Save The Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota.
  • Emily Ross '17 is spending this year as a Watson Fellow studying the intersection of geology and ceramics in several countries.  A notice from the University of Iowa, where she did a summer project in 2016, explains her Watson project.
  • Chloe Rouhandeh '17 is a Geological Research Analyst at First Coastal Corporation in New York.
  • Aaron Schwab '17 is a Research Assistant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Seth Waag-Swift '17 is an Educational Associate in Geology at Carleton College.


  • Jonathan Aronson '09 is a 7th Grade Math Teacher at Fairview Middle School in the Memphis City Schools.
  • Kathryn Buckner '09 is an Attorney at South Carolina Legal Services.
  • Kort Butler '09 is working on a MS in geology at Western Kentucky University; his thesis is on the Big Clifty Reservoir in Kentucky.
  • Lauren Colwell '09 is a Senior Project Consultant at Environmental Resources Management in the Twin Cities.
  • Kirk Elsass '09 is teaching and coaching in the Ypsilanti Public Schools in Michigan.
  • Aaron Fricke '09 finished his PhD dissertation in January, 2017.
  • Mary Henke-Haney '09 is an Education Associate for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Justin LaMont '09 is a Programmer/Analyst - CRM Systems with the Sierra Club in San Francisco.
  • Tiffany Cox Leonard '09 is a Science Curriculum Writer at Compuscript Limited in Champaign, Illinois.
  • Katie Marks '09 lives at the intersection of marketing and science at Cielo in Milwaukee.
  • Maija Sipola '09 is at the University of Iowa researching the application of geoarchaeological research methods to paleoanthropological sites.
  • Kristin Sweeney '09 is starting a new job as an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Department of Portland University in Oregon. Here is her official listing.
  • Phil Varella '09 is a Physical Science Technician in Paleontology at Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico).
  • Elizabeth Webb '09 is a Science Educator and Project Manager at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the University of Florida.



  • Amy Abel '83 is a Section Research Manager, Natural Resources and Earth Sciences, with the Congressional Research Service in the Library of Congress.
  • Liz Gronen Adams '83 is a Counselor,Yoga/Qigong Teacher, and Labyrinth Facilitator at Heart of the Rockies Gentle Yoga Wellness Studio in Estes Park, Colorado.
  • Sharon Anderson '83 is a Professor of Science and Environmental Policy at the California State University at Monterey Bay.
  • Sarah Benn '83 has a web design business.
  • Kathleen Duffy Carmona '83 is the principal of a middle school in Texas.
  • Clint Cowan '83 teaches sedimentary geology at Carleton College in Minnesota.
  • Tim Cowdery '83 is a hydrologist for the US Geological Survey in Minnesota.
  • Don Frost '83 is an attorney in Washington D.C. specializing in environmental and climate change issues.
  • Mark Gonzalez '83 is a riparian ecologist for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
  • Chris Hinze '83 is a Teacher and Technology Director at the high school in Cascade, Idaho.
  • Jim Holmes '83 is an attorney in Iowa.
  • Keith Knudsen '83, the Deputy Director at the Earthquake Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
  • Scott Linneman '83 teaches geomorphology at Western Washington University.
  • Matt Masotti '83 is Director of Data Management at Cronos Clinical Consulting Services, Inc. in New Jersey.
  • Laura Mathews '83 is a senior information analyst at 3M Co. in St. Paul.
  • Kurt Neher '83 is EVP Business Development at Berry Petroleum Company in California.
  • Harry Nelson '83 teaches in the Forestry Department at the University of British Columbia.
  • Amy Patton '83 is a hydrogeology consultant in Oregon.
  • Bruce Pfaff '83 works on Specialty Pharmacy and Trade Relations at Gilead Sciences in Utah.
  • Jeff Pipes '83 and Florence used to own this California vineyard, but they recently sold it.
  • Dave Purkey '83 runs the Northern California office of the Stockholm Environment Institute with a focus on water quality and management.
  • Scott Ritger '83 is VP of Geology at OneMap Mineral Services LLC in Denver.
  • Steve Robertson '83 is a senior hydrologist for the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Susan Dolgin Ruggles '83 is the Business Manager at Leesburg Open Arms Child Development Center in Virginia.
  • Christina Seeburger '83 is an anesthesiologist at Pacific Anesthesia in Tacoma, Washington.
  • Gustavo Tolson '83 teaches geology at the Instituto de Geologia at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  • Cecilia Warner '83 is a Master Tax Advisor for H&R Block in Minnesota.
  • Jane Woodwell Soper '83 teaches math and social studies and is Assistant Head of the Primary School at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California.
  • Matt Zukowski '83 is the Operations Manager for Paug-Vik Development Corporation in Alaska.


  • Roy Kruse '71, after a long career as a manager for religious non-profits, is now a Transit Operator at Schmitty and Sons Inc. in the Twin Cities.
  • Karen Lubke '71 owns Stoneking Geological Consultants in Houston.
  • Mark Reed '71 is a professor of economic geology at the University of Oregon, and he also teaches online.

1960s and earlier

  • Norris Jones '59, is a retired geology professor at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
  • Fred Marschner '58 is a Financial Representative of Northwestern Mutual Life.
  • Dante Stephensen '58 operated the legendary restaurant Dante's Down The Hatch in Atlanta until it closed in 2013.  Dante also owns a private railroad car which was written up in the Smithsonian Magazine.
  • Pat Bickford '54 is an emeritus professor of petrology at Syracuse University.
  • Gary Ernst '53 is an emeritus professor of petrology and tectonics at Stanford University. Here's his Wikipedia page.
  • George McGill '53 is an emeritus professor of structural and planetary geology at the University of Massachusetts.
  • James Dorman '49 is an emeritus research professor at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis.