As a planetary geologist, my research is focused on using the sedimentary record to constrain the paleoclimate, hydrology, and habitability of early Earth and Mars. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Dept. of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College working with Dr. Marisa Palucis. I completed a Ph.D. in 2017 from University of California at Davis with Dr. Dawn Sumner, M.S. in 2014 from the University of Washington with Dr. Joshua Bandfield, and B.S. degrees in Geology and Astrophysics in 2009 from the University of Wyoming. Outside of research, I remain active in several outreach projects to encourage students from underrepresented communities to pursue STEM careers.
I am native of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico and have been in love with science for as long as I can remember. When I am not sciencing, I enjoy traveling and walking in new cities, learning new languages, cooking, and trying new restaurants.
Fluent in Español, Spanglish, & English.
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Dr. Frances Rivera-Hernández
CV (updated November 2018)
- Oct. 11th at 3:30PM- LPI Seminar, Houston, TX
- Oct. 30th at 4 PM - Colloquium, Dept. of Geosciences at Penn State Univ., State College, PA
- Nov. 8th at 4PM - Colloquium, Dept. of Geosciences at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY