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Daniel Zietlow

Program: Student Career Program

Year: 2016

Mentor: Beth Bartel


Student Assistant in GeoOutreach Video and Media

About Daniel

Daniel is working at the interface of science and society, creatively communicating a range of scientific topics via photography, film, and writing to a broad audience. He developed a love of science, art, travel, and the outdoors, and pursed these diverse interests as an undergraduate majoring in physics and art history at Rollins College. After graduating, Daniel entered a doctoral program in geophysics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he specialized in seismology. His work took him across the globe, from his backyard in the Rocky Mountains to the South Island of New Zealand to the Himalaya of Nepal. During his time at CU, Daniel pursued science communication through film and photography, and after completing his Ph.D. was drawn to UNAVCO as an environment in which to hone these skills. While here, Daniel worked on a number of film endeavors. One project focused on the web services offered by UNAVCO for community access to GPS, SAR, and borehole data. He also produced videos featuring scientist Alejandro Soto and science communicator Laura Snider as a part of UNAVCO’s Geoscience Career Spotlight series, aimed towards informing intro-level undergraduates of possible non-academic geoscience careers.