Meet our NSF Graduate Research Fellows: Andrea Stevens

Andrea Stevens in the Andes

Degree Program: PhD

I am conducting a continental scale study of erosion along and across the Andes by studying the thermochronologial record of modern river sands draining from three east-west transects across the Andes. The first morning of field work in Argentina we were ferried over a river in a small basket attached to a cable with some unlikely companions: goats! As the locals took turns carrying us and the goats across the water, I was reminded once again of all of the unique adventures that accompany geology field work.

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