Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Rachel Bernard

Rachel  Bernard
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2018
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2009


Supervisor


My research, under the guidance of Dr. Whitney Behr, focuses on the present-day rheology of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Mojave region and the controls on lattice preferred orientation in natural deformed mantle rocks. I am also very active in outreach and science communication as a student in the UT Museum Studies Graduate Portfolio Program, and as a participant in the UT Scientist-in-Residence Program.

GSA Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2017)

NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2016 - 2016)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program - NSF (2015)

Ford Foundation Fellowship (alternate and Honorable Mention) - National Academy of Sciences (2014)

Off Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2014)

GSA Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2014)

Student Travel Grant to EBSD 2014 conference - Microanalysis Society (MAS) (2014)

Diversity Scholarship - Marathon Oil (2014 - 2015)

Co-editor and co-founder, Science Y'all: JSG official blog (2016 - Present)

Symposium Organizer, JSG Research Symposium (2016)

Scientist-in-Residence, Environmental Science Institute (ESI) (2016 - 2017)

President, GSEC (2015 - 2016)

Mentor, UT GeoFORCE (2015 - Present)

Mentor Coordinator, UT GeoFORCE (2014 - 2015)

Teaching Assistant, (2013 - 2014)

Student-faculty liaison, GSEC (2013 - 2014)

Poster: Constraints from naturally deformed peridotites on controls on olivine lattice preferred orientation, JSG Research Symposium, (2017)

Oral Presentation: Constraints from naturally deformed peridotites on controls on olivine lattice preferred orientation, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2016)

Oral Presentation: Rheology of the Mojave Lower Crust and Lithospheric Mantle As Revealed By Xenoliths, SACNAS, Long Beach, CA (2016)

Poster: Constraints from Xenoliths on the Rheology of the Mojave Lower Crust and Lithospheric Mantle, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2015)

Poster: Fabrics and rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle, JSG Research Symposium, (2015)

Poster: Constraints from xenoliths on the rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle, SCEC Annual Meeting, Palm Springs (2015)

Poster: The effect of water and stress magnitude on lattice-preferred orientation of olivine in naturally deformed peridotites, JSG Research Symposium, UT Austin (2014)

Poster: Fabrics and rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (2014)

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