About Evelyn

Evelyn samples carbonate rock in Oman.

Evelyn obtained a B.A. double major in Earth Sciences and Arabic Language & Literature from Dartmouth College in 2006 and a Ph.D. in Marine Geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in 2012. For her Ph.D. thesis research, Evelyn studied timescales of natural carbonation of peridotite in the Samail Ophiolite in the Sultanate of Oman.

Since 2018, Evelyn has also been studying (part-time) for an M.Sc. degree in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, because she feels that she isn’t quite done yet with formal study and, more importantly, because she feels that managing carbon and the impact of carbon emissions on climate change is a critical issue for humanity.

Evelyn currently works as a geoscientist for Anglo American and is based in Australia. She previously worked as a climate change specialist and geologist for De Beers and was based in South Africa for eight years. You can see more on her LinkedIn page here.

Working full time, studying, and being a mother doesn’t leave Evelyn with much free time. However, when she does have some rare free time, she enjoys jogging, kayaking, reading, and knitting… and blogging, of course! Her time at MIT also made her into a bit of a Trekkie, and her dream job is to work as a geologist for Starfleet.

Evelyn travels often, but her home base is Brisbane, where she lives with her geologist husband, her son, and their three cats.

If you would like to contact Evelyn, you may send her an email at: georneysblog (at) gmail (dot) com.