Hi! My name is Jessica Johnson and I am a geoscientist. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in meteorite studies! The natural world and the wonders it offers have always fascinated me, so studying geology gives me the opportunity to explore the Earth and the Solar System! I think one of the best things about studying the natural world is being able to share it with others and that is why I love outreach and teaching so much! Dr. Kristen Rahilly and I met at UNM in 2016 when she was starting her PhD and I my Masters. We love being involved in outreach, especially together, so this project has been a blast! We hope you enjoy our page! If you’d like more information on what I do in graduate school you can check out my personal page!
My name is Kristen Rahilly and I am a geoscientist. Currently, I am a Frontiers of Science postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University in New York City. I first got the opportunity to meet and work with Jessica Johnson while pursuing my PhD at the University of New Mexico. At UNM, I measured the carbon dioxide that is emitted through the soils around active volcanoes. Did you know that more carbon dioxide is emitted through volcanic soils than through volcanic vents?! Although I currently teach a variety of science topics from biochemistry to physics, my favorite thing to teach is geology. My particular passion is all things volcanoes and volcanic rocks! Jess and I hope that you will enjoy sharing in our love of the geology that surrounds all of us. Thank you for stopping by our site!