Student Assistant in Geodetic Data Services
Rachel received her M.Sc in Geological Sciences from the University of California at Riverside (UCR) in March 2019. The focus of Rachel’s research at UCR was to better understand the relationship between geothermal power production and surface deformation at The Geysers geothermal field in northern California. To do this, she used GPS data, well data, and forward/inverse dislocation models to relate water injection and steam extraction to surface deformation. During her time at UCR, she also led multiple GPS campaigns in California, including around The Geyser’s geothermal field and in the Mojave Desert prior to the M6.4 and M7.1 Ridgecrest earthquakes in July 2019. Prior to attending graduate school, Rachel received her B.Sc in Environmental Science: Geology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As a USIP intern, Rachel has been a part of the GeoSCIFramework project, creating user-friendly Jupyter notebooks for searching, accessing, and extracting geodetic data. She is excited to continue working with UNAVCO as a Software Engineer in August.