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. In addition, Evelyn obtained an M.Sc. in Carbon Management from The University of Edinburgh in 2021.

Evelyn currently works as a Carbon Mitigation Principal for Anglo American, a large mining company. She also spent several years working as an exploration and mining geologist. Evelyn has worked on mining projects all over the world, including in North America, South America, Africa, and Australia. You can see more on her LinkedIn page here.

Evelyn enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading, and knitting… and blogging, of course! 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 Brisbane, Australia, where she lives with her geologist husband, her son, one dog, and three cats.

If you enjoy Evelyn’s blog posts, consider purchasing her book Rocks & Minerals: An Illustrated Field Guide, which is being published by Cider Mill Press (an imprint of HarperCollins) in December 2023.

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