Helen Eifert | St. Lawrence University Geology

Helen Eifert

Helen Eifert
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Goldens Bridge, NY
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Being a geology major at St. Lawrence has been the highlight of my time here. Whether I was traveling to New Zealand, Iceland, Alaska, and the Adirondacks for field work or Denver, CO and Seattle, WA to present at national conferences, I gained valuable experience and even more stories to tell. I was able to gain a variety of research experience, from monitoring landscape instability using reaction wood in black spruce trees to paleoclimate assessment using leaf waxes in lake sediment. The connections and collaborations made along the way with peers, alumni, and professionals were, perhaps, even more important. Following graduation, I will be making my way down to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL for an internship with NASA using remote sensing to monitor and map landslides in Myanmar. In the fall, I will be starting a PhD in planetary sciences at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ where I will be working on a remote sensing project of Antarctica. I am so grateful for the start that the SLU Geo Department has given me and the community and friends that came with it.