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Emily_lavaWelcome! I’m an experimental petrologist who focuses on volcanic and magmatic processes on Earth and other planetary bodies. After earning my PhD at the University of Hawaii, under the guidance of Dr. Julia Hammer, I moved to Providence, RI to begin a post-doc at Brown University with Dr. Malcolm Rutherford. It’s a few months into the move, and I’ve been cooking up synthetic lunar samples and finishing a few papers of a more terrestrial nature. Happy science-ing!

p.s. Wondering what the header background is? It’s thymol crystals growing in a thin layer between a glass slide and cover slip, under crossed polars. I enjoy watching them grow this way even more than in a watch glass.