A sampling of what recent graduates in geology are doing:
Shah Ali '20 is a geomorphology research assistant at Western Illinois University.
Lukas Karuza '20 is pursuing graduate certification through the Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, California.
Joshua Malone '20 is pursuing a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, Texas.
Michael Sell '20 is a summer intern for the Illinois State Geological Survey and will be pursuing a master's degree in hydrogeology at Illinois State University.
Adam Borgetti '19 is a technician at the environmental services company Mostardi Platt, Elmhurst, Illinois.
Matt Harrington '19 is pursuing a master's degree in paleoecology at East Tennessee State University.
Bethany Hobart '19 is pursuing a Ph.D. in paleoclimatology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Lauren Judge '19 is pursuing a master's degree in geobiology at the University of Florida-Gainesville.
Sierra Kindley '19 is pursuing a master's degree in water resources management at Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment.
Joshua Pearson '19 is a field data specialist with ID Plans, Connecticut.
Caitlin Lebel '18 completed an internship with the Illinois State Geological Survey and is now pursuing a master's degree in paleoecology at University of Florida-Gainesville.
Sarah Oswald '18 is a staff scientist with BBJ Group, Chicago, Illinois.
Jack Malone '18 was a mining geologist with Unimin Inc. and is pursuing a master's degree at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Allison Pease '18 is pursuing a Ph.D. in experimental petrology at the University of Michigan.
Joey Teresi '18 is a staff scientist with the environmental consulting and engineering firm ATC Group in Seattle, Wash.
Mark Lundine '18 is pursuing a graduate degree in oceanography with the University of Delaware.
Robert Martin ’17 is an environmental geologist with Trinity Environmental in Sugar Land, Texas.
Jessa Rizzo ’17 is a graduate gemologist in colored stones with the Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, Calif.
Jacob Piske ’17 completed a master's in hydrogeology at Illinois State University and is a staff scientist with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. outside of Chicago.
Laura Behymer '16 is a staff technician with the State of Vermont's transportation agency.
Kati Ponder '16 is a geologist with the Bureau of Land Management in Carlsbad, N.M.
Laura Ames '16 is an environmental lab technician for Sanders Laboratories, Fort Meyers, Fla.
Evan Blodgett '15 is a staff geologist for the geotechnical engineering firm Chosen Valley Testing in Rochester, Minn.
Cody Johnson '15 is a restoration technician for Applied Ecological Services in Milwaukee, Wis.
Kevin Gosiewski '15 is a field technician for the environmental consulting firm Mostardi Platt in Elmhurst, Ill.
Ryan Plath '15 is an environmental consultant with ERM: Environmental Resources Management.
Joey Romero '15 is pursuing a Ph.D. in biogeoscience at Arizona State University.
Brian Trausch '15 is a field technician for Schmidt Land Surveying, Inc. in Silverthrone, Colo.
Diana Boudreau '14 completed a master's at Marshall University and is a paleontologist at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
Jordan Carey '14 is pursuing a master's degree in fluvial geomorphology at University of California, Davis.
Lauren Kirik '14 is a geologist with the independent energy company Apache Corporation in San Antonio, Texas.
Brian Konecke '14 completed a Ph.D. in geochemistry/economic geology at the University of Michigan and is a planetary scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Alexis McAdams '14 is an environmental technician at Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in Pewaukee, Wis.
Matt Osman '14 is a Fulbright Award winner pursuing a Ph.D. in glaciology/climatology at the MIT's Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program, Mass.
Elizabeth Fisher '13 is a geologist at Ecology and Environment, Inc., Chicago.
Randy Lightfoot '13 is a graduate gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, who is now stone quality manager and diamond and color stone grader for Michael Couch and Associates, a wholesaler of gemstones and jewelry in Des Moines.
Carl Peters '13 is a staff scientist and project manager at the environmental services company BBJ Group, Chicago.
Maren Mathisen '12 received a master's degree in geology at the Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, and is working for Statoil, Houston.