Helen Eifert

Helen Eifert
Helen Eifert
2018
Major(s): 
Geology
Hometown: 
Goldens Bridge, NY
Activities: 
Outing Program Guide, Climbing Wall Staff, LIGHT House, Ultimate Frisbee, Skiing, Climbing, Running, Yoga

When I was little, I mailed shiny rocks home from summer camp in paper envelopes and not nearly enough postage and brought home large boulders as souvenirs on family trips. I think I was destined to be a geologist and coming into such an amazing department at SLU has made my academic experience the highlight of my time here. I've gotten to take advantage of so many opportunities that have got me around the world and given me valuable experiences to pave a bright future. To name a few, I've taken two field courses in Iceland and Alaska and had a fellowship this summer doing dendrogeomorphological research that brought me back to Alaska to work with alumni. Coming up, I'm flying to Colorado to speak at a national conference, plan on studying abroad in New Zealand, and will be starting my senior thesis assisting my advisor, Dr. Stewart with an NSF funded project in the Adirondacks. I am passionate about the practical applications of geology through hazard mitigation and hope to enlist in the peace corps sometime during my post graduate education. Geology is a great way to combine my love for outdoor recreation and I'm so lucky to be apart of such an active department.