Nicole Gonzalez

Nicole  Gonzalez
B.A., Geology, University of Colorado Boulder, 2019
M.S., Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2022


Hello! I study reservoir-scale shallow marine stratigraphy under the mentorship of Dr. David Mohrig. I'm interested in understanding how sediment gravity flows help construct delta front and prodelta-shelf environments. Particularly, my master's work involves developing a depositional model for marine storm beds within the Coaledo Formation in southwestern Oregon to include gravity-driven processes.

Outside of my research, I enjoy engaging with fellow graduate students and being a part of the geoscience community. I work extensively with the GeoFORCE Texas Program and the AAPG Women's Network to inspire the next generation of scientists and promote the advancement of women around the world.

Current Research Projects

Evidence for multiple styles of sediment gravity flows constructing a prodelta-to-shelf depositional environment: Coaledo Formation, southwest Oregon

BP Leaders Fellowship Award - BP (2021)

HGS Student Expo Elevator Pitch - Honorable Mention - Houston Geological Society (2021)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar - Hispanic Scholarship Fund (2019)

GSA/ ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Award - Geological Society of America and ExxonMobil (2019)

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Individual Grant - University of Colorado Boulder (2018 - 2019)

Peer Mentorship Program Chair, Graduate Student Executive Committee, Jackson School of Geosciences (2021 - Present)

Geoscience Ambassador, UT Geoscience Ambassadors, Jackson School of Geosciences (2021 - Present)

Communications - Social Media Chair, AAPG Women's Network, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2021 - Present)