Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Kiara Gomez

Kiara  Gomez
B.A., Geosciences, Smith College, 2014
M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 2016

Mobile: 9293896294


Committee Members

I am generally interested in the applications of biological markers (biomarkers) to address questions in geology and petroleum engineering. My current PhD research focuses on using paleoclimate molecular proxies, such as plant leaf wax biomarkers (GDGT) and stable oxygen and hydrogen isotopes to understand tropical South American hydroclimate and its dynamics since the LGM.

Finalist - NDSEG Fellowship - Department of Defense (2018 - 2017)

Fulbright Fellowship - US State Department/Fulbright Student US Program (2014 - 2015)

Subaru Minority Student Scholarship Program ( Northeast Section) - Geological Society of America (2012)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2012 - 2015)

Gates Millennium Scholarship - Hispanic Scholarship Fund (2010 - 2019)

Research Symposium Theme Chair, SEPM Annual Meeting at AAPG ACE 2019 (2018 - Present)

President, UT Gates Millennium Scholars (2018 - Present)

Graduate Student Assembly Representative, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2017 - Present)

Vice President, UT Gates Millennium Scholars (2017 - 2018)

Student Representative, Geology and Society Division Ad-Hoc Student Advisory Committee, Geological Society of America (GSA) (2017 - 2018)

Scientist-in-Residence, Environmental Science Institute (ESI) (2017 - 2018)

Mentor, GeoFORCE UT Austin (2016 - Present)

Professional Development Director, UT Gates Millennium Scholars (2016 - 2017)