ESWN Member Spotlights

To highlight the awesome activities (research, teaching, outreach, etc.) of our members we have member spotlights that rotate periodically. If you think an ESWN member is deserving of being highlighted in this way, please let us know (by emailing Becca or filling out this google form). We will ask you for a brief blurb of why said member is so great and then contact them to get photos (and make sure they want to be highlighted on our site). Self nominations are encouraged! Help us help highlight the amazing work that you are doing each and every day!

Christine Wiedinmyer

ESWN Founding member and Leadership Board member Christine Wiedinmyer was awarded the UCAR Diversity Award in 2011 for her innovative and continuing activities to reduce obstacles and enhance opportunities for women and other underrepresented groups in the geosciences. To quote one letter of support of the award: “Christine has become almost a household name’ among early…

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Emily Cooperdock

26 Jul 2019

Dr. Emily H. G. Cooperdock is an Earth Scientist who uses geochemistry and thermochronology to quantify the timing and rates of tectonic processes, with a special interest in the interplay between tectonic and geochemical cycles. Her PhD work focused on method development for thermochronology, which opened up new research avenues into processes that were historically…

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Erika Amir-Lin

28 Jun 2019

Erika Amir-Lin is a geologist with 15 years of varied workforce experience in the earth sciences.  She is a licensed professional geologist in the state of New Hampshire, and currently works as a hydrogeologist at AECOM  in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  In her current position she works with municipal clients in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; assisting them…

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Delia Santiago-Materese

31 May 2019

Dr. Delia Santiago-Materese is a planetary scientist at NASA.  She began her career at NASA Ames Research Center soon after undergraduate, and her work at NASA has included supporting shuttle payloads, developing partnerships and collaborations with organizations outside of NASA, conducting planetary science research, and as of late, supporting research at the programmatic level. Delia…

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Daphne LaDue

25 Apr 2019

Dr. Daphne LaDue is a senior scientist at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms. Her background is very quantitative. She first pursued a B.A. in Physics from a small liberal arts college in Indiana with the goal of being a high school physics teacher. She had taken physics during her…

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Dieuwertje (DJ) Kast

22 Mar 2019

Dieuwertje Kast is the STEM Programs Manager for the University of Southern California’s (USC) Joint Educational Project. She has provided STEM instruction to over 23,000 underrepresented minority students, 600 educators, 20 school principals, and countless community members. She coordinates supplemental science lessons for K-5 across a gamut of schools through the Wonderkids and Young Scientists…

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Helen Amanda Fricker

26 Feb 2019

Professor Helen Fricker is a glaciologist studying ice loss processes of the Antarctic Ice Sheet using satellite data.  She grew up in the UK, and obtained her undergraduate degree at University College London (Maths and Physics). Inspired by Chris Rapley (CBE) and Seymour Laxon at UCL, Dr. Fricker become interested Antarctic science and satellite remote…

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Beth Johnson

01 Dec 2018

Dr. Beth A. Johnson is a professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Menasha, WI. She is a Quaternary Geologist interested in the glacial history and landforms of the Upper Midwest. She earned her Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University. Her doctoral dissertation was about the extent of slackwater sediments in the Savanna…

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Dr. Aish Raman

07 Aug 2018

Aish Raman, originally from India, is a Senior Research Scientist working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Modeling Assimilation Office (GSFC/GMAO) on aerosol modeling and analysis, as a contractor with Science Systems and Applications, Inc. At GSFC, her research focuses on aerosol modeling and analysis. She graduated from University of Arizona with a Ph.D…

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Adriana Martinez

02 Jul 2018

Dr. Adriana Martinez is a fluvial geomorphologist whose research focuses on human impacts on river systems using field work and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  She is currently investigating the social and environmental impacts of the U.S. Mexico Border fence, including its effect on border communities and flooding. Approximately 5 km of fence was built between her…

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Diana Dalbotten

22 May 2018

Dr. Diana Dalbotten works for the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota as the director of Diversity and Broader Impacts.  The focus of her work has been on broadening participation of underrepresented students, and particularly Native Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.  She collaborates with tribes in Minnesota and nationally to advance…

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