Earthquake Seismologist: John Cassidy

Education:Ph.D. University of British Columbia (Geophysics)M.Sc. University of British Columbia (Geophysics)B.Sc. (Hons) University of Victoria (Physics)Current Position:Research Scientist, Natural Resources CanadaHead, Earthquake Seismology SectionProject Leader, Assessing Earthquake GeohazardsAdjunct Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of VictoriaI am a senior research scientist with Natural Resources Canada, specialising in earthquake hazard studies. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria where I teach courses and supervise graduate students. I am very fortunate…

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Geophysicist: Kathleen Dorey

Education: HBSc. Geophysics, Western University, OntarioPast positions: Area Manager/Senior Geophysicist at BG International (2008-2010), President/Chief Geophysicist at Sheehan Energy Inc. (1998-2007), Senior Geophysicist at Ulster Petroleum Ltd. (1993-1997)Current Position: Managing Partner/Chief Geophysicist at Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.As a managing partner of Petrel Robertson Consulting in Calgary, Canada, I lead teams of geoscience professionals consulting to industry, government, and financial institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. I work all aspects of oil and gas geoscience, from reservoir analysis, through to property evaluations…

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Earth Science Writer: Maggie Romuld

Education: BSc (Hons) Geography, MSc Bio-geographyCurrent Position: Freelance science writer and editorPast positions: Environmental consultant at Flatland Environmental, Executive Director at SEAWA: South East Alberta Watershed Alliance, sessional university/college instructor (for over 20 years!)How did you get into the job that you're in now?I've always been addicted to science, but halfway through my Ph.D. I realized that I would rather curate science than create it. I became less interested in honing my knowledge of one topic and found…

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Experienced Geoscientist: Dave Eden

Education: B.A.Sc. (Geological Engineering), M.Sc. (Geology), M.B.A.Past position(s): Management jobs in financial evaluation, project management, risk management. Geological engineer.Current Position: Senior Manager, Technical ServicesMy job focuses on reporting resources and reserves for a gold mining company, and managing related work such as audits and projects by external consultants. At the year end, I make sure that our reserve and resource estimates are reviewed by the appropriate geologists and engineers, and that the company wide statement is compiled…

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Geoscientist & Science Writer: Kylie Williams

Education: BSc and BAppSci (Hons) in Geology, MSc in Science CommunicationCurrent Position: Freelance science writer @ resourceswriter.comPast positions: Geoscientist @ Geoscience Australia, HSEC Coordinator @ Rio Tinto, Communication Advisor @ CSIRO – among others!Why did you choose a career in earth science?To be honest, I chose Earth Science in my first year at university to avoid taking Math, and I’m so glad I did! I fell in love with Earth Science in the first semester of my first year,…

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Museum Curator: Melissa Grey

Education: PhD, Geological Sciences; MSc, Zoology; BScH, BiologyCurrent Position: Curator of Palaeontology/Director of Science, Joggins Fossil InstitutePast position(s): Research Assistant, Project Seahorse; Research Assistant, Geological Survey of CanadaI work at the Joggins Fossil Institute, a not-for-profit charity that manages the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site. As Curator, I am primarily responsible for the ever-growing fossil collection, conducting and facilitating research, and planning for new exhibits in the museum. I also share the new insights from research…

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Experienced Geoscientist: Dr. Elisabeth Kosters

EducationBSc Geology, Groningen University, Groningen, NetherlandsMSc Geomorphology & Quaternary Science, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands,PhD Marine Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USAPersonal blog: www.earthsciencesociety.com Why did you choose a career in earth science?I don't think I choose earth science – it choose me. I was a tomboy, I was raised in a family of highly educated outdoor lovers and readers (although not scientists). My parents had friends who were field biologists, so when they joined…

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