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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.

Starting in 2018, Evelyn will study (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 all humanity.

Evelyn currently works as a climate change specialist, geologist, and project manager for De Beers and is based in southern Africa. She previously worked in gold exploration, primarily in Alaska. You can see more on her LinkedIn page here.

In her free time Evelyn enjoys blogging, reading (mystery novels, more often than not!), knitting, traveling, kayaking, hiking, and attempting to learn foreign languages. Her time at MIT 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 Cape Town, South Africa, where she lives with her geologist husband and four (yes, four!) cats.

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