Julia Jeanty

Julia is a 2018 graduate from University of Florida with a dual degree in Environmental Geosciences and Sustainability Studies, as well as certificates in Geospatial Information Analysis and Meteorology and Climatology. Throughout her undergraduate career, Julia conducted research pertaining to flooding, climate change and natural disaster management in Hopkins, Belize as part of an NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates, and studied the effects of plantation forestry on soil nutrient cycling at Stanford University as part of Stanford’s Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering Program. She also served as General Manager for Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant, a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure the sustainability of the Asian elephant and the peoples sharing its habitat.

During her time at AGI, Julia wrote geoscience policy updates for AGI’s Monthly Review, maintained AGI’s social media presence, attended Congressional hearings and briefings pertinent to the geosciences, wrote an article on the The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Interim Hazards report, and attended geoscience coalition meetings on behalf of AGI. After her internship at AGI, Julia moved on to a Talent Pool internship at the American Geophysical Union.

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2019 Policy Intern

Cecilia Lopez-Gamundi

Cecilia received her B.S. in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin. As an undergraduate researcher for Dr. Mohrig and Dr. Kocurek, she worked on the Jurassic eastern Gulf of Mexico reconstruction project looking at areas of aeolian sand accumulation. Cecilia is currently finishing a M.S. in Geology at The University of Oklahoma with a focus in sedimentology and organic geochemistry under the guidance of Dr. Philp, Dr. Slatt, and Dr. Soreghan. Her thesis investigates the oxygenating potential of sediment gravity flows and their effect on basinal organic matter in Wolfcamp Formation, Midland Basin, TX. During her time at The University of Oklahoma, Cecilia participated in the Imperial Barrel Award and was the AAPG Secretary. As a Policy Intern at AGI, she enjoyed learning about energy and environmental federal policy including, carbon capture and storage and methane venting and flaring. This summer, Cecilia will return to Houston, TX for a third internship with BHP Billiton Petroleum before beginning her PhD in Marine Geology at the University of Miami’s RSMAS in August.

Jeremiah Bernau

Jeremiah actively worked with federal agencies and congress to represent the geoscience community and promote sound public policy in Washington, D.C. He also managed the Geoscience Policy program’s social media presence and writes policy updates. Jeremiah is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Evaporite Sedimentology at West Virginia University, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science with a minor in Geography from Vassar College. Jeremiah’s graduate research uses salt deposits to determine environmental conditions in the Neoproterozoic Era. He also has prior experience working in environmental consulting and in natural gas development.

Madeline Atkins

Madeline Atkins received bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Geology and Environmental Studies with a minor in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University in 2015. Her undergraduate thesis focused on volcanic tuffs to study paleoclimate and vertebrate evolution in Eastern Africa. While at AGI, Madeline studied the future of nuclear waste disposal in the United States. After leaving AGI, she will be joining The Nature Conservancy as a federal policy intern. This fall she will begin her master’s degree in Environmental Management at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a concentration in water resources management.




Piper Lewis

Piper Lewis received her undergraduate degree in Geosciences from Earlham College. As an undergraduate she worked on the Early Farming in Dalmatia project performing geochemical analysis of early agricultural archeology sites. She also had the honor of assisting in scientific research on the USCGC Healy, a Coast Guard icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean. Before interning at AGI, Piper worked as a geosciences interpreter and podcast developer at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. She enjoys narrating audiobooks and is an aspiring novelist. She is interested in marine and environmental sciences, and hopes to eventually work in science and policy communications.




Scott Miller

Scott Miller graduated in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Appalachian State University. During his undergraduate career Scott was able to map the Sevier Orogeny and resulting Inner Cretaceous Seaway, the historic shorelines of Lake Bonneville, and the two most recent Quaternary glacial retreats in the Ruby Mountains, Nevada.  Before interning at AGI, Scott curated mud cores at the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University. His research interests include geologic hazard mitigation and geothermal energy production.





Kimberley Corwin

Kimberley graduated with honors from Wellesley College in May 2011 with a B.A. degree in Geosciences and Medieval/Renaissance Studies.  As an undergraduate, she conducted research through Wellesley and the Cape Cod National Seashore examining the effects of extensive vegetative dieback on the dynamics of sediment transport, deposition, and carbon sequestration within a salt marsh system. The results were presented at the 2009 Geological Society of America’s annual meeting.  After graduation, she interned at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History with the Cities Under the Sea Geoarchaeology Program. She conducted research on the development of a new method for assessing sediment compaction and subsequent sea-level rise along the northern third of the Nile Delta and co-authored the resulting paper in the Journal of Coastal Research.  Her future goals center on working at the intersection of seismology, geohazards, and disaster management and policy. Kimberley is from Vail, Colorado.


Aaron Rodriguez

Aaron Rodriguez is a student at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT where he will be receiving his Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Geology upon the completion of field camp in the summer of 2012.  As a part of his undergraduate research project, Aaron worked on the Miocene River Project in Northern Arizona and Southeast Nevada with Dr. John MacLean.  Aaron was a student-athlete for four years at Southern Utah University where he endured the rigors of playing division 1-AA college football.  He was active in the community volunteering at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sponsored events like National Parks Clean Up Day, Youth Scavenger Hunts, and Youth Mountain Bike Rides.

Aaron has been accepted to the University of Idaho Department of Geological Sciences and will begin in the fall of 2012 after finishing field camp. (05/12)

Publications while at AGI: Hydraulic Fracturing Spawns New RegsAAPGExplorerApril 2012.

Geology a Factor in Fracturing RegsAAPG Explorer, May 2012.

Dana Thomas

Dana completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Geology at Louisiana State University in August of 2010. She served as a field assistant in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana looking at metamorphic rocks as an early Earth analogy and as a laboratory assistant for clay mineral analysis with Professor Ray Ferrell. She was an active member of the LSU Geology Club, organizing educational visits to K-12 classes and coordinating member field trips. She spent a summer as a geology intern for Southwestern Energy Company analyzing a potential oil field. Within the community, Dana has devoted more than 4 years of time as a swim instructor for Crawfish Aquatics of Baton Rouge and as a Reading Friend for Volunteers in Public Schools in Baton Rouge. She started her internship in January 2011 after traveling through Southeast Asia and is interested in energy policy and science education.

Dana will be attending Stanford University in the fall of 2011 to begin an advanced geoscience degree with a research focus on geochemical aspects of carbon sequestration and mineral trapping.

Maureen Moses

Maureen Moses is in the final stages of completing her Masters degree from Central Washington University on the petrology of basalt lavas from the 1646-1669 eruptive period at Mount Etna in Sicily with Dr. Wendy Bohrson. She received her B.S. degree in 2007 from San Diego State University and completed her senior thesis with Dr. Victor Camp with a minor in Religious Studies. While at SDSU she was a volunteer for Scripps Institute of Oceanography aboard a P.L.U.M.E. research cruise which studied the Hawaiian Mantle Plume using seismic tomography. In summer 2004 she participated in a NSF-REU internship at Carnegie Institution of Washington. She attributes all of these experiences to shaping and refining her scientific interests, and has thoroughly enjoyed the adventures they provided. Maureens policy interests include Natural Hazards and Public Health, Climate Change, STEM education, and the controversy surrounding the teaching of evolution in some regions of the country. Maureen was born and raised in San Diego, and enjoys travel, exotic food and music, and bocce ball.

Maureen is currently a program assistant in education/outreach at the American Meteorological Society (6/10).


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