2021-2022 EAPS FELLOWS


Noah Anderson (Grace B. Kerr Fellow) is a second-year PhD student in Geology, Geobiology, and Geochemistry working with Kristin Bergmann. Noah is focused on using sedimentology and geochemistry to constrain the environmental conditions that influenced the establishment and rapid evolution of complex life in the Ediacaran and Cambrian periods.


Margaret Gregory (Callahan-Dee Fellow and Frederick Middleton Fellow) is a first year PhD student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program working with Dr. Glenn Flierl. She is interested in using numerical models to study the nonlinear dynamics associated with eddy formation and other ocean processes. Gregory graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics.  


Fatima Husain (John H. Carlson Fellow) is a Cambridge-based science writer and lab technician in the EAPS Summons Lab. Before joining the Summons Lab, Fatima earned her Master's degree from the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing, where she focused on writing about the geosciences. In addition to writing for NOVA | PBS, MIT News, the MIT Slice of Life Blog, and EAPS News, she works in the lab to tell different kinds of stories — ones starring lipid biomarkers, tiny molecular fossils that archive Earth's history.


Junkun Ren (Callahan-Dee Fellow) 


Olivia Norman (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow) started her PhD at MIT in Fall 2020 joining Prof. Colette Heald’s group. Her research interests include studying the sources and trends of aerosols to better understand their impact on the climate. She recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where her research focused on modeling aerosol optical properties and comparing satellite data for cloud properties.


Daniel Ortega-Orroyo (Whiteman Fellow) 


Cassandra Seltzer (Grace B. Kerr 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.


Yudong Sun (Sven Treitel Fellow) is a PhD student working with Prof. Cattania. His research interests include fault mechanics and earthquake physics. Before joining EAPS, he received a Bachelor's degree (2017) and a Master’s degree (2020) in Geophysics from University of Science and Technology of China, where he was involved in numerical modeling of the crustal deformation in southeastern Tibet.


Ben Tiger (Warren Klein 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.


Ayako Tsuchiyama (M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow)


Philip Tuckman (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow) is a second year PhD student in the Marshall lab at MIT. He majored in Physics at Yale University, graduating in 2020. He is interested in understanding the physical mechanisms behind the climate so as to help predict societally relevant climate phenomena.


Rosalie Vwergis (Theodore R Madden [1949] Fellow)


Mathilde Wimez (Professor Patrick M. Hurley 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. 



2020-2021 EAPS FELLOWS

Zoe Aarons - (Frederick Middleton Fellow)
Diana Dumit - (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow)
Samantha Hasler - (Professor Patrick M. Hurley Fellow)
Faye Hendley - (J.H. and E.V. Wade Fellow)
Susana Hoyos - (Whiteman Fellow)
Brindha Kanniah - (M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow)
Justin Linick - (Callahan-Dee Fellow)
Cassandra Seltzer - (Professor Patrick M. Hurley Fellow)
Ben Tiger - (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow)
Piedong Wang - (John H. Carlson Fellow )
Julia Wilcots - (Theodore R. Madden [1949] Fellow)
Mathilde Wimez - (Sven Treitel [1953] Fellow)
Catherine Wilka - (Norman C. Rasmussen Fellow)

2019-2020 EAPS FELLOWS

Noah Anderson (Callahan-Dee 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 - (M. Nafi Toksöz Fellow)
Angel Mojarro - (Grayce B. Kerr 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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