Meet our Titley Scholars: Katherine Guns

Katherine Guns stands next to red rocks formationsDegree Program: PhD

My fondness for geology began with my parents toting me along on annual summer trips to visit family in Idaho and Montana. My earliest memory of rocks occurred at my Granddad’s house on the shores of Flathead Lake in Montana, where my older brother and I would spend hours trying to find the coolest looking rock amongst the smoothed metasedimentary cobbles and pebbles. He would find one that looked like a perfect parallelogram (cut by lovely conjugate fractures) and I would counter it with one shaped like an ostrich egg, except it had a gorgeous quartz vein running through the center, on and on until we had buckets of amazing rocks to look at and compare.

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