Students

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

Christopher Baird, MS Student 

Email: chrismbaird91@gmail.com

2020 – B.S. Geology, University of Washington

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Chris is a second-year masters student interested in studying deep-time geochronology, geochemistry and the interaction between tectonics and sedimentary processes. Chris graduated from UW-Seattle, where he conducted undergraduate research focusing on understanding the uplift history of Cretaceous strata in southwest Montana. His MS research focuses on the facies, stratigraphic architecture and provenance of the Mesoproterozoic LaHood conglomerate in southwest Montana.

Spencer Dixon, MS Student 

Email: tsd393@gmail.com

2021 – B.S. Geology, University of Kentucky

Yellowstone Falls

Spencer is a first-year MS student working on the provenance history of the Bengal Fan using zircon single grain (U-Th)/He thermochronology and double-dating (He and U-Pb). Spencer has analyzed an impressive >150 single zircon grains from the Bengal Fan and will present his results, along with a massive low-temperature thermochronology sour compilation at GSA Connects 2022.

Natalee Weis, MS

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Email: natalee.weis@student.montana.edu

2022-B.S. Trinity University

Natalee is working on the stratigraphic, age, and geochemical relationships between the Coast Range Ophiolite and Great Valley Group exposed in Del Puerto Canyon, central California. She is on NSF-EAR-CAREER award:

Past Graduate Students

Mariah Romero, PhD 2022

Now at USGS, Reston, VARomero2

2018-M.S. Geology, Purdue University

2015-B.S. Geosciences, University of Arizona

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Chance Ronemus, MS 2021

Now a PhD student at the University of Arizona

2019-B.S. Earth Sciences, Montana State University

Current Undergraduate Students: Various projects in southwest Montana and California

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PhD or MS Committee Member:

Bryce Neal (MS expected 2022)

Natali Kragh (MS expected 2022)

Aislin Reynolds (PhD Candidate)

Bibek Giri (PhD Candidate)

William Burke (MS, 2021)

Caden Howlett (MS, 2020)

Christopher Schiller (PhD, 2020)

William Freimuth (MS, 2020)

Gourab Bhattacharya (PhD, 2020, University of Alabama)

Audrey Warren (PhD, UNLV)

Former Students 

Chance Ronemus (MSU BS 2019; MSU MS 2021; Now a PhD student at University of Arizona)

Sophie Black (MSU, BS, 2021; Now a MS student at Indiana University)

Saré Campbell (MSU, B.S., 2021)

Shawn Reddington (MSU, B.S. 2020)

Misia Zilinsky (MSU, B.S. 2020; Top Senior Award; now at Black Butte Copper, White Sulphur Springs, Montana)

Chris Kussmaul (MSU, B.S. 201) Now employed at Winston Gold Corporation, Winston, Montana

Johnny Murphy (MSU, B.S., 2019) Now a MS student at Washington State University

Sarah Massar (MSU, B.S. 2018) Now a “Geoscientist in the Park” at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Matthew Yaeger (MSU, B.S. 2018)

John Cook (MSU, B.S. Expected Spring 2020)