I (he/him) was born and raised in Colorado and received my B.A. from Colorado State University in 2015, Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2021, and did a postdoc at the University of Michigan from 2021–2023. In August 2023 I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Kent State University. I also love cooking, watching Colorado sports, and seeing or playing live music (especially Phish and other jam bands)
Athena (she/her) received her B.S. in geology from Kent State University. She is continuing on at Kent State studying vertebrate paleontology and is interested in mammalian morphology and evolution over time. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rock hunting, and playing the piano.