2020-2021 EAPS FELLOWS

Zoe Aarons (Frederick Middleton Fellow) is a first year PhD student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program working with Dr. Mick Follows. She is interested in using numerical models and satellite remote sensing to study phytoplankton ecoology and investigate the impacts of climate change on phytoplankton productivity. Aarons graduated from Bowdoin College in 2019 with a degree in Earth and Oceanographic Science.

Diana Dumit (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow) is a PhD student in Geology, Geobiology, ad Geochemistry working with Andrew Babbin. Her work focuses on understanding the role microorganisms have in shaping the nitrogen cycle in marine areas of low oxygen such as oxygen deficient zones and biofilms in coral reefs. When not in the lab, Diana enjoys exploring the Northeast and engaging in community outreach.

Samantha Hasler (Professor Patrick M. Hurley Fellow) is a first year PhD student in Planetary Science working with Dr. Kerri Cahoy. She is interested in studying exoplanet habitability and atmospheric biosignatures. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2019.

Faye Hendley (J.H. and E.V. Wade Fellow) is a PhD student in Climate Science, working with Brent Minchew and John Marshall. She is interested in the dynamics of complex systems spanning multiple length- and time-scales, and the intersection of glaciology, oceanography, and planetary science. Her work focuses on bridging models and observations at key points of intersection in the climate system, such as the grounding zones of Antarctic ice shelves, and coastal polynyas.

Susana Hoyos (Whiteman Fellow 2020-21) is a second-year Ph.D. student in Geology, Geobiology, and Geochemistry working with Prof. Timothy Grove. Her work focuses on understanding the physicochemical processes that lead to the generation of magma and its consequences on the differentiation of planets and planetesimals in the solar system. When she is not melting rocks, Susana enjoys cooking and gardening.

Brindha Kanniah (M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow) is a first year PhD student in Geophysics, working with Professor Laurent Demanet. She is interested in blending machine learning methods with computational physics to optimize the process of 4D seismic inversion and interpretation of Earth’s subsurface, for oil and gas exploration and production. Before joining EAPS, Brindha was an undergraduate in MIT where she spent time exploring her interest in astrophysics, robotics and astronomy; doing research both in MIT and institutions abroad in Germany, Spain and Italy. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Physics at MIT, and pursued a master's degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences at EAPS after; where she researched the deep learning as a method to characterize glacial dynamics. Between her master's and PhD, she took a short hiatus from academia to work with the Applied Mathematics and Data Analytics Group at Schlumberger Doll Research.

Justin Linick (Callahan-Dee Fellow) is a second-year PhD student in Geophysics working with Dr. Brent Minchew. He is interested in the kinematics of Antarctic glaciers, and he uses remote sensing SAR observations to better understand the processes governing rates of glacial slip. Justin graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Trinity University, and is an infantry Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Before coming to MIT, he was an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Cassandra Seltzer (Professor Patrick M. Hurley Fellow) joined EAPS in the Fall of 2018 to work with Matěj Peč on rock physics and deformation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and History from the University of Michigan, and is interested in the seismic and rheologic properties of Earth materials under stress.

Ben Tiger (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow) is a first year PhD student in the MIT-WHOI joint program working with Prof. David McGee. He is broadly interested in tropical paleoclimatology and stable isotope geochemistry. Before coming to MIT, he was an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis majoring in geochemistry and minoring in philosophy. While in Saint Louis, he conducted research reconstructing the paleoenvironment of the high Peruvian Andes using the biogeochemistry of lake sediments. He is excited to explore more of New England, especially the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Piedong Wang (John H. Carlson Fellow ) is a PhD student in Climate Science working with Susan Solomon. His work focuses on the role of the ocean in affecting lifetimes and emission estimates of ozone depleting chemicals. Before joining MIT, he did his undergraduate in UW-Madison majoring in atmosphere & oceanic science and applied math. In his spare time, Peidong enjoys cooking and bicycling

Julia Wilcots (Theodore R. Madden [1949] Fellow) is a fourth year PhD student in Geology, Geobiology and Geochemistry working with Kristin Bergmann. Her research focuses on the carbonate rock record at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. She aims to understand how shallow marine environments and climate have changed throughout Earth history. When she’s not looking at or thinking about rocks, Julia enjoys biking, hiking, camping, skiing… she would always rather be outside than inside. Within EAPS, she has served as ESAC president and is one of the co-founders and co-leaders of TIDE.  

Catherine Wilka (Warren Klein Fellow) is a PhD student in Climate Physics and Chemistry. Her work focuses on chemical changes in the stratosphere due to the monsoon and the influences of volcanoes. In her free time, Catherine is learning to sail on the Charles River and enjoys sampling the local Cambridge culinary scene.


Mathilde Wimez (Sven Treitel [1953] Fellow) is a third year PhD student. She works on the recursive detection of long period earthquakes in volcanic swarm in Antarctica and Kamchatka. The aim of her study is to better understand the magma chamber functioning and geometry. 

2019-2020 EAPS FELLOWS

Noah Anderson (J.H. and E.V. Wade Fellow)
Lesly Franco (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow)
Lyssa (Elisabeth) Freese (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow)
Alexandra Elizabeth Jones (John H. Carlson Fellow)
Brindha Kanniah (Theodore R Madden [1949] Fellow
Donald Martocello (Callahan-Dee Fellow)
Joanna Millstein (Toksoz Fellow)
Angel Mojarro (Grayce BKerr Fellow) 
Prajwal Niraula (Grayce B. Kerr Fellow, James Elliot Fellow)
Meghana Ranganathan (Sven Treitel [1953] Fellow)
Jeemin Rhim (Callahan-Dee Fellow)
Cassandra Seltzer (Professor Patrick M. Hurley Fellow)
Emilie Skoog (Warren Klein Fellow)
Catherine Wilka (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow)

2018-2019 EAPS FELLOWS

Caue Borlina - Robert R. Shrock Fellow
MIchaela Fendrock - Whiteman Fellow
Manuel Florez Torres - Sven Treitel Fellow
Lesley Franco - Norman C. RasmussenFellow
James Hall - Patrick M. Hurley Fellow
Matthieu Kohl - Warren G. Klein Fellow
Donald Martocello - Callahan-Dee Fellow
Kasturi Shah - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Tyker Tamasi - Whiteman Fellow
Meghana Ranganathan - Callahan-Dee Fellow
Tajana Schneiderman - James L. Elliot Fellow
Joanna Millstein - Theodore R. Madden Fellow
Cassandra Seltzer- M. Nafi Toksoz Fellow
Emilie Skoog - John H. Carlson Fellow
Prajwal Niraula - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow

2017-2018 EAPS FELLOWS

Tristan Abbott - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Eric Beauce - Theodore R. Madden Fellow
Patrick Beaudry - Sven Treitel Fellow
Ekaterina Bolotskaya - M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow
Caue Borlina - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Michaela Fendrock - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Manuel Flores-Torrez - Shrock Fellow
Sam Goldberg - Patrick Hurley Fellow
Ziwei Li - Warren G. Klein Fellow
Megan Lickley - Callahan-Dee Fellow
John Lin - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Clara Maurel - Whiteman Fellow
Meghana Ranganathan - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Raphael Rousseu-Rizzi - J.H. and E.V. Wade Fellow
Tajana Schneiderman - Whiteman Fellow
Kasturi Shah - Frederick Middleton Fellow
Catherine Wilka - John H. Carlson Fellow
Jeehyun Yang - Whiteman Fellow

2016-2017 EAPS FELLOWS

Tristan Abbott - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Ekaterina Bolotskaya - Theodore R. Madden Fellow
Marjorie Cantine - Whiteman Fellow
Margaret Duffy - Whiteman Fellow
Tao Feng - Callahan-Dee Fellow
Manuel Flores- Torrez - M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow
Mukund Gupta - John H. Carlson Fellow
Tianyi Huang - Frederick Middleton Fellow
Ziwei Li - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Jeemin Rhim - Shrock Fellow
Raphael Rousseau-Rizzi - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Eric Stansifer - Shrock Fellow
Catherine Wilka - Warren G. Klein Fellow
Martin Wolf - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Maria Zawadowicz - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow

2015-2016 EAPS FELLOWS

Josimar Alves da Silva - Theodore R. Madden Fellow
John Biersteker - Whiteman Fellow
Christine Chen - Callahan-Dee Fellow
Margaret Duffy - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Tao Feng - Warren G. Klein Fellow
Charles Gertler - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Mukund Gupta - Frederick Middleton Fellow
Niraj Inamdar - Robert R. Shrock Fellow
Shujuan Mao - M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow
Harry Matchette-Downs - Schlumberger Fellow
Jamie Potter - Theodore Madden Fellow
Jeemin Rhim - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Catherine Wilka - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Martin Wolf - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow
Madeline Youngs - Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow

2014-2015 EAPS FELLOWS

Jared Atkinson - Whiteman Fellow
Tom Beucler - Neil and Anna Rasmussen Fellow
Katie Castagno - Neil and Anna Rasmussen Fellow
Christine Chen - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Manuel Flores Torrez - Theodore Madden Fellow
Chen Gu - M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow
Niraj Inamdar - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Christopher Kinsley - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Mingwei Li - Whiteman Fellow
Diamilet Perez-Betancourt - Warren G. Klein Fellow
Sandra Shedd - Whiteman Fellow
Elena Steponaitis - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Haoyue Wang - Theodore Madden Fellow

2013-2014 EAPS FELLOWS

Mike Byrne - Frank Fellow
Danielle Gruen - Neil and Anna Rasmussen Fellow
Ben Klein - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Emily Matys - Whiteman Fellow
Michael McClellan - Neil and Anna Rasmussen Fellow
Sharon Newman - Frank Fellow
Shaojie Song - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow
Elena Steponaitis - Warren G. Klein Fellow
Matthew Webber - Whiteman Fellow
Lucas Willemsen - M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow
Maria Zawadowicz - Grayce B. Kerr Fellow



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