Geologist, Professor, Author
I'm a geologist with over thirty years of field experience in Chile, Antarctica, Alaska, and the Dominican Republic where I focused on earthquake hazards. I am also a writer and have published two travel/adventure memoirs about Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and Antarctica. Lately, I have become the unwitting wrangler and straight man for an Andalusian donkey named Caleb. A humorous book about our sometimes tempestuous relationship is chronicled in Smartass which is presently making the rounds of publishers. This somewhat unusual combination of passions grew from a love of the wilderness and the animals who make their homes in remote regions.
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Praise for Over My Head: “…a pioneering female geologist explores the topography of South America and the shifting landscape of women in the sciences…. A satisfying journey through 1970’s sexual politics and the lands of the southernmost part of the Earth.” — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Cusp of Dreadfulness: "Travel memoires...rarely combine laugh-out-loud misadventures with inisights about the pioneering efforts of women to enter the almost exclusively male branches of field sicences" Palisades Free Library.
“A fascinating read. I stayed up all night to finish it!” Tony Killgallin, interview host of NapaTV Channel 18.
“I guess I’ll have to share bragging rights with this author. She’s outdone my own adventures in South America!” Sedge Thomson, host of West Coast Live radio, KALW, San Francisco.