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Geologist, Material Science Engineer

Location:
San Diego, California, United States
Salary:
60,000
Posted:
February 18, 2019

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DAKOTA M CHURCHILL

***** ******* **., *** ***** CA 92124 858-***-**** ac8i3w@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley Graduation: May 2019 Major/Minor: Geology/Material Science Engineering Major GPA: 4.00 Overall GPA: 3.72

● Completed relevant coursework in Mineralogy, Petrology, Sedimentology, Structural Geology, Marine Geochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Engineering Thermodynamics, and Material Science University of Edinburgh, Scotland September - December 2019 Study Abroad UCEAP

GEOLOGY EXPERIENCE

UC Berkeley Independent Research with Michael Manga November 2017 - Present

● Directed a Senior Thesis investigating the age and growth rate of geysers in Yellowstone National park as a part of a multi-institutional research project

● Identified compositions and morphologies of samples using XRD, SEM, and optical microscopy; independently created 50+ thin sections; bathed samples in Hydrogen Peroxide, HCl, and HF in preparation for radiocarbon dating UC Berkeley Field Geology and Digital Mapping September 2017 - Present

● Improved understanding of the subsurface structure, composition, and the rate of uplift of the Long Valley Caldera by measuring relative gravity, seismic refraction, and electrical resistance; data submitted to a national database

● Produced original research papers and professional maps of the Berkeley Hills, Long Valley Caldera, Benton Range, and Panum Crater.

UC Irvine Keck-Carbon Cycle AMS Lab June 2017 and 2018

● Radiocarbon dated silica sinter samples; combusted, hydrolyzed, and graphitized samples utilizing the Bosch reaction; quantified the resulting carbon dioxide gas through cryogenic purification in a high vacuum system UCSD Research with Jane Willenbring May 2017 - June 2017

● Processed samples for cosmogenic nuclide analysis to measure erosion rates in New Zealand and Spain. PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

● Co-author in paper to be published in Geology: Munoz Saez, C., Slagter, S., Churchill, D., Manga, M., Hurwitz, S., Reich, M., Radiocarbon dating of hydrothermal deposits at El Tatio: Evidence of a long-lived hydrothermal system and Pleistocene glacial retreat in the Altiplano (2019).

● Co-author in an abstract and poster presented at the 2018 AGU Chapman Conference: Munoz Saez, C., Slagter, S., Churchill, D., Manga, M., Hurwitz, S., Reich, M., Advection of heat from the El Tatio geothermal system since the late Pliocene.

WORK EXPERIENCE

UC Berkeley Earth and Planetary Sciences Department Berkeley, CA Project Manager June - Present

● Single-handedly established, operated, and maintained a lab for sample processing, analysis, and thin section creation (see details above)

UC Berkeley Athletic Ticket Office Berkeley, CA

Student Worker July 2016 - Present

● Assisted patrons with future and game-day ticket sales; operated Paciolan computer processing system; provided customer relations assistance for will-call, VIP, and season ticket holders; balanced cash and credit card transactions Horizon Christian Fellowship Horizon Youth Program San Diego, CA Summer Camp Counselor June 2017 - August 2017

● Directed and supervised weekly schedule and group activities on and off campus for approximately 50 children ranging in age from 4-12 years old.

UC Berkeley and University of Edinburgh Women’s Field Hockey Berkeley, CA Student-Athlete August 2015 - June 2016

● Dedicated 20-25 hours/week to team meetings, practices, conditioning, and travel in preparation for Division I competition at UC Berkeley; played competitively the University of Edinburgh SOFTWARE AND MACHINE SKILLS

● Adobe Creative Cloud, QGIS, Allmendinger Stereonet, Microsoft Suite, Coding Language: Python (one semester)

● Goniometer PW3050/60 XPERT-PRO X-ray Diffractometer, Scanning Electron Microscope, Lacoste and Romberg Model G gravimeters



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