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People: Group Members
People

Principal Investigator

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George H. Allen  (he/him)
Assistant Professor
 

DEGREES: PhD, MS UNC Chapel Hill; BS UC Davis

CONTACT: geoallen@vt.edu

WEBPAGEhttps://geos.vt.edu/people/Everyone/allen--george.html

X: @hydroAllen

FACT: George has lived in the North America, Asia and Europe. 

Curriculum Vitae

Google Scholar

Postdocs

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Katie A. McQuillan  (she/her)
Presidential Postdoc Fellow, VT Geosciences

DEGREES: PhD NC State University, BS UNC Chapel Hill

RESEARCH FOCUS: Remote sensing of lake surfaces with SWOT

CONTACT: kmcquil@vt.edu

WEBPAGEresearch.vt.edu/about/postdoctoral-associates/virginia-tech-presidential-postdoctoral-fellowships/current-fellows/mcquillan-katie.html

X: @katiemcquilla16

 

FACT: Katie loved the crocodile hunter as a child and still keeps his action figure on her desk. 

Graduate Students

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Emily A. Ellis (she/her)
PhD Candidate, VT Geosciences
 

DEGREES: MS, BS Oklahoma State University

RESEARCH FOCUS: Remote sensing of river temperature

CONTACT: eaellis@vt.edu

X@EEllis_Geo

WEBPAGE: https://geos.vt.edu/people/Everyone/ellis--emily.html

FACT: Emily has a pair of socks from every Major League Baseball Park she's visited—and is hoping to collect them all! 

Molly Stroud (she/her)
PhD Candidate, VT Geosciences
 

DEGREES: BA Dartmouth

RESEARCH FOCUS: Remote sensing of sediment in inland waters 

CONTACT: mollystroud@vt.edu

WEBPAGE: https://geos.vt.edu/people/Everyone/stroud--molly.html

X: @mollykstroud

 

FACT: In addition to Earth Science, Molly studied English as an undergraduate and has a soft spot for Victorian literature. 

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Yohtaro Kobayashi (he/him)
PhD Student, VT Geosciences
 

DEGREES: BS, MS University of Texas at El Paso 

RESEARCH FOCUS: River light availability

CONTACT: yckobayashi@vt.edu

WEBPAGE: https://www.bse.vt.edu/people/grad-students/yohtaro-kobayashi.html

FACT: Yohtaro had a very short stint as a sushi chef. 

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David Go (he/him)
PhD Student, VT Geosciences
 

DEGREES: BS UNC Chapel Hill

RESEARCH FOCUS: River-atmosphere interface

CONTACT: dego@vt.edu

WEBPAGE: <coming soon>

X: @dego919

FACT: In the summer of 2024, David won a dollar at an Idaho rodeo. 

Hana R. Thurman (she/her)
MS Student, VT Geosciences

 

DEGREES: BS University of Virginia 

RESEARCH FOCUS: Remote sensing of inland waters with SWOT

CONTACT: hanathurman@vt.edu

WEBPAGE: https://geos.vt.edu/people/Everyone/thurman--hana.html

FACT: Hana loves mushrooms and has a large collection of mushroom figurines, clothing, decor, and more.

Luisana Rodriguez Sequeira (she/her)
MS Student, VT Geosciences

 

DEGREES: BS UC Santa Cruz

RESEARCH FOCUS: Water quality and plastic pollution 

CONTACT: lrs@vt.edu

WEBPAGE: https://geos.vt.edu/people/Everyone/rodriguez-sequeira--luisana.html

X: @Luisanas820

FACT: Luisana choreographs dances and goes on "ponder walks" for fun. 

Undergraduate Students

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Jason Gross (he/him)
BS Student, VT Biology

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Jordan Lavey (she/her)
BS Student, VT Geosciences

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Former Graduate Students

Ryan Riggs

PhD, TAMU Geography, 2024

Job after graduation: Mendenhall Fellow at the USGS 

Carter Boyd

MS, VT Geosciences, 2024

Job after graduation: Assistant Professional Geomorphologist at Balance Hydrologics Consulting, Berkeley, CA

John Morgan 

MS, TAMU Geography, 2022

Job after graduation: PhD Student with JP Gannon and Kevin McGuire at VT FREC

Ennis Rios 

MS, TAMU WMHS Program, 2021 

Job after graduation: Research Associate at the Texas Water Resources Institute

Former Undergraduate Students

Shaurya Prakash (VT)

Torian Cooper (VT)

Nicholas McFadden (VT)

Anabelle Fry (VT)

E. Aussey (VT)

Yingjie Zhao (VT) 

Gaby Carter (VT)

Alyssa McCain (TAMU)

Delia Pastore (TAMU)

David Moulton (TAMU)

Catherin Franklin (TAMU)

Joel Holliman (TAMU)

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