RaeAnn Garcia

Class of 2020

In May 2020, I will receive my Master’s degree in geoscience from Auburn University. I am currently studying the geochemistry and geochronology of a gold and silver epithermal deposits in Silver City, Idaho. I previously received my B.S. in Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, where I did research on the microstratigraphy of MVT deposits in Tennessee. I am very excited to be a part of this internship program because ever since middle school I have been very passionate about increasing the diversity and inclusivity in STEM and I feel like this opportunity allows me to help with this. I’m also enthusiastic to share my knowledge and love of geology to audiences who may not know anything about the subject. I also am happy to have found an entryway into getting experience with the National Park Services and building my professional network. This internship directly helps with where I want to end up professionally. Ideally, I would like to work in an environment where I am broadening someone’s perspective of the Earth and geoscience however that may be. I also want to be in a position where I am able to lead and create opportunities for underrepresented communities to engage with geosciences. Some jobs that interest me are working for the National Park Service, museums, and/or outreach/STEM coordination jobs.

 

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