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Diana Krupnik

Program: Student Career Program

Year: 2018

Mentor: Beth Pratt-Sitaula


Student Assistant in Geodetic Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI)

About Diana

Diana is a PhD candidate in Geology, studying at University of Houston. Her path to geoscience was non-linear; she started out studying Biology and became interested in Geology while working as a field assistant in Sapelo Island, Georgia. After that, she completed her bachelor’s in Geology and started a PhD, where she found her passion in teaching while working as a TA for various upper level geoscience courses. Her summer project at UNAVCO involved working on the Geodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project. The role of this internship is to provide support to authors – educators at various universities across the country – with data collection, organization, formatting, and preparation of instructions for using the data. The focus areas of Diana’s project were flood hazards, water resources, and volcanic hazards. The goal of the GETSI project is to make geodetic data and methods accessible and available to undergraduate curricula across the country, and to help authors who are strapped for time by providing the data and assisting with other tasks such as drafting figures, helping with presentations, etc.