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Cody Duckworth

Paraprofessional

Cody hails from the small town of Black Mountain, NC and graduated with a degree in geology from Colorado College in 2016. His main areas of interest within geology include structure & tectonics, sedimentology and digital mapping. These fields were the focus of his senior thesis which examined the structural history and factors contributing to the emplacement of the Tava sandstone injectite system near Colorado Springs. During this project, Cody spent a month in the Panoche Hills of California working with Dr. Andrew Hurst and his team of researchers from the University of Aberdeen as well as with Colorado College professor, Dr. Christine Siddoway, in various areas within Colorado. Before taking on the position of Paraprofessional Cody has worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology geochronology laboratory. Cody’s interests outside of geology include rock climbing, backpacking, snowboarding, playing rugby and cheering various North Carolina sports teams to victory.

 Cody Duckworth

 


Sam Elkind

Paraprofessional

Sam graduated in May 2016 with a degree in geology from Colorado College. Areas of interest within the field include geophysics, structural geology, and remote sensing. His senior thesis research involved interpretations of geophysical data to create a digital geological map of the subglacial bedrock of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. This project included collaboration with members of the Geomap group: an international effort to build a continent-scale geological digital database. His interests outside of geology include soccer, hiking, and cooking.

Sam Elkind