Tina Dura (MS Geology, 2010)

PhD Candidate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

After graduating from Central, I headed to Philadelphia, PA to start a PhD in the Earth and Environmental Science department - Sea Level Research group at the University of Pennsylvania. I'll graduate in 2014.

I study stratigraphic records of relative sea-level changes from earthquakes and tsunamis in Chile and Alaska. In particular, I look at microfossils (diatoms) contained in the coastal stratigraphy that can provide detailed information about where sediment accumulated with respect to sea level. I've traveled all over the world - Sumatra, Alaska, Chile, Vietnam, Singapore, and soon Japan.

I am an earthquake/tsunami hunter. It's dirty work.

Information last updated on Dec 20, 2012