Scarlette Hsia

Scarlette  Hsia
B.S., Environmental Science-Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 2017
Ph.D., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2023


My PhD Research is focused on constraining the timing and amplitude of Marine Isotope Stage 5a deposits across the Western Atlantic Ocean.

I am an English as a Second Language (ESL) and First Gen PhD student and from San Antonio, Texas.

My primary interests include carbonate facies mapping, sedimentology, paleo-sea level reconstruction, stratigraphy, and STEM outreach.
In my spare time, I enjoy personal finance, bouldering, canoeing, and scuba diving.

If you are an undergraduate student seeking research opportunities and mentorship, feel free to contact me through email at

Previous undergraduates mentored:
Andrew Denham - Graduated

Graduate Research Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2019 - 2021)

Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2019)

JSG Fellowship - Pennzoil and Pogo Award (2018 - 2019)

Faculty Liason, Graduate Student Executive Committee, (2022)

Editor, Science Y'all (2021 - Present)

Editor, GeoLEADS (2021 - Present)

Social Chair, Graduate Student Executive Committee, (2019 - 2020)

Graduate Student Representative, Dean's Search Committee, (2019 - 2020)