The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

About Me

Over the last few years, I have been working towards my dream of becoming a volcanologist. To that end, I have completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geosciences with a minor in chemistry at Florida International University. While there, I prepared olivine samples for analyses with ICPMS, SIM, FTIR and laser ablation.

Following this, I pursued a Masters of Science in geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where I studied deep (30 km and greater) low frequency events beneath arc volcanoes in Kamchatka and Alaska. I also participated in volcano monitoring  and eruption response with the Alaska Volcano observatory, helped install campaign seismometers, and assisted with outreach efforts for K-12 students both in and out of Alaska.

The final stage of my education journey has led me to University of South Florida where I will be pursuing a PhD in volcanology/geophysics which will perhaps emphasize the evolution of Caribbean volcanism throughout the history of the arc as well as take a closer look at the process of melt segregation in the lower crust.

Ophelia George

School of Geosciences, SCA 228

4202 E Fowler Avenue,

Tampa, Fl 33620


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