Officers

If you are interested in getting involved with CAGS, please reach out to cags.general@gmail.com! Each chair position runs a committee, and there are always opportunities to get involved!

Below are the 2022-2023 Officers:

Name: Sami Cargill
Position: President
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: Geology, PhD
Year: 4th
Advisor: JC Creveling and Joe Stoner
Project: Investigating paleomagnetic and paleoenvironmental records from marine sediment cores off the Oregon coast
A Fact: I was on the archery team in undergrad

Name: Layla Ghazi
Position: Vice-President
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: OEAS – OEB, PhD
Year: 4th
Advisor: Julie Pett-Ridge
Project: Determining mechanisms and rates of geologic respiration at watershed scales
A Fact: My roommates and I watched all of John Travolta’s filmography.
Twitter: @biogeoghazi

Name: Meghan King
Position: Treasurer
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: Geology, PhD
Year: 5th
Advisor: JC Creveling
Project: I’m studying how continental shelf stratigraphic records preserve changes in sea level during Pliocene glacial-interglacial cycles.
A Fact: I got a quarantine cat and her name is Pancake!

Name: Joshua Blockstein
Position: Awards Chair
Pronouns:
Program: MRM, MS
Year:
Advisor:
Project:
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Name: Abby Knipp
Position: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) Co-Chair
Program: MRM, MS
Year: 2nd
Advisor: Kelsey Emard
Project: How power is used in the decision-making process of marine protected areas
A Fact: Igloos can be almost 100 °F inside because of your body heat

Name: Julia Marks Peterson
Position: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) Co-Chair
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: OEAS – MG&G, PhD
Year: 3rd
Advisor: Ed Brook
Project: Studying the greenhouse gas composition of the past atmosphere from ice cores
A Fact: Before starting grad school I taught middle school science!

Name: Aleah Hahn
Position: Merchandise Chair
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: MRM, MS
Year: 2nd
Advisor: Desiree Tullos
Project: Studying impacts of Stage 0 River Restoration on juvenile Chinook length and abundance
A Fact: When salmon migrate back upstream from the ocean to spawn they use a ‘smell memory-bank’ to find their home stream.

Name: Deepa Dwyer
Position: Outreach Co-Chair
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: OEAS – MG&G, PhD
Year: 4th
Advisor: Joe Stoner
Project:
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Name: Olivia Williams
Position: Outreach Co-Chair
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: Geology, PhD
Year: 3rd
Advisor: Christo Buizert
Project: Using noble gases to identify past melting events in Greenland ice cores
A Fact: I am on a personal quest to try every novelty Oreo flavor
Website: oliviawilliamsgeo.com

Name: Kaden Martin
Position: Professional Development Chair
Pronouns:
Program: OEAS – MG&G, PhD
Year: 4th
Advisor: Christo Buizert
Project:
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Name: Meagan Abele
Position: Safety Committee Student Representative
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: MRM, MS
Year: 2nd
Advisor: Mark Lomeli
Project: Conservation Engineering in Commercial Groundfish Fisheries
A Fact: Australia has the largest population of wild camels in the world totaling just over 1 million individuals, this includes the only population of one-humped camels in the world

Name: Saray Valdez Hernandez
Position: Social Chair
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: OEAS – MG&G, PhD
Year: 3rd
Advisor: Peter Clark
Project: Paleoclimatology of Glacial Terminations
A Fact: I have played the trombone for 12 years!

Name: Zoe Rosenblum
Position: Geography Discipline Representative
Pronouns: She/Her/They/Them
Program: Geography, PhD
Year: 2nd
Advisor: Aaron Wolf
Project: Transboundary wetlands governance
A Fact: Wetlands are among the world’s most biologically productive ecosystems: they cover only about 6% of earth’s surface but host nearly 40% of all plant and animal species.

Name: Chuck Lewis
Position: Geology & Geophysics (G&G) Discipline Representative
Program: Geology, PhD
Year: 3rd
Advisor: Shan de Silva
Project: Newberry Rhyolite Petrology/Geochron and Volcanology of the Chaxas Volcanic Center
A Fact: I started college at 23, and my math placement test put me in elementary algebra. My first application to a four year university was denied, because I almost failed high school. If I did it, you can do it. 

Name: Carly Ringer
Position: Marine Resource Management (MRM) Discipline Representative
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: MRM, MS
Year: 2nd
Advisor: Meagan Wengrove
Project: Oregon coastal foredune morphology and management
A fact: For a couple hours every day, the earth experiences THREE different dates, thanks to some crafty time zone adjustments in the Pacific.

Name: Rebecca Howard
Position: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry (OEB) Discipline Representative
Pronouns: She/Her
Program: OEAS – OEB, PhD
Year: 3rd
Advisor: Lorenzo Ciannelli
Project: Investigating how the early life stages of North Pacific groundfishes will respond to changing oceanographic conditions
A Fact: Scuba diving is statistically safer than running a marathon

Name: Andrew Mandovi
Position: Physics of Oceans and the Atmosphere (POA) Discipline Co-Representative
Program: OEAS – ATS, MS
Year: 3rd
Advisor: Nick Siler
Project: Investigating the influence of evaporation patterns and vapor transport distance on water isotope transport through 1D (zonal-mean) model analysis.
A Fact: I won my 1st grade spelling contest by being able to verbally recite the spelling of pachycephalosaurus.

Name: Cassidy Wagner
Position: Physics of Oceans and the Atmosphere (POA) Discipline Co-Representative
Program: OEAS – PO, PhD
Year: 2nd
Advisor: Brodie Pearson
Project: Analyzing large-scale turbulence in the ocean and its impact on climate modeling
A Fact: I know the names of all 14 Land Before Time movies in order of release date.

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