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Rachel Piotraschke

Major: Geology with a minor in English
Topic: Intricately map Nevada's Bitter Spring Quadrangle (BSQ)
Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Melissa Lamb

  • Never thought she would join the sailing team, enjoy theology classes or be a geology major in college
  • Received a Bush Foundation Grant to intricately map Nevada's Bitter Spring Quadrangle (BSQ)
  • Camped in the Nevada desert for two weeks last summer studying normal and strike-slip faults as part of her research
  • Enhances her education at UST within the Aquinas Scholars honors program

What's next for Rachel?

Continue the mapping project in the BSQ. Attend graduate school. Consider a career in environmental consulting.