Emily Parker Wright (MS Geology, 2009)

Community College Instructor in Arcata, California

I'm a Geology Instructor at College of the Redwoods.

Through the Yakima WATERS fellowship at Central, I had the opportunity to teach at the K-12 and college level in addition to my research experience during my graduate studies. I had excellent teaching mentors, both at Central and at Ellensburg High School, who inspired me to pursue a career in geoscience education.

Since graduation, I have taught geology at several institutions including a few classes at Central. Between teaching jobs, I have had the wonderful opportunity to pursue my dreams of traveling, rock climbing and, of course, recreational geologizing.

My husband, Micah, and I recently purchased a van that will be our second camper van conversion project and our home this coming fall (2018) as we travel across North America. In the spring of 2019, I plan to return to my teaching position at College of the Redwoods, located on the beautiful North Coast of California, where the San Andreas Fault meets the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Information last updated on Jul 19, 2018