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Santiago Cuevas

Program: Geo-Launchpad

Year: 2018

Mentor: Keith Van Cleave and Jenny Stevens (USGS), Mark Leatherman


The Modern Library: Digitizing Historic Photographs and Field Records for the United States Geological Survey


About Santiago

Santiago is currently studying geology at Arapahoe Community College with plans to transfer to the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2019. Santiago’s interest in the geosciences began at a young age. With the guidance of many amazing teachers, his interest became a passion. After taking geology and astronomy classes in high school, Santiago found an interest in planetary geology. He hopes to graduate with a master’s in geology with plans to study planetary geologic processes. During the Geo-Launchpad program, Santiago helped digitize historic photographs and field records of the United States Geological Survey Library. Santiago’s ultimate goal is to someday become an astronaut doing geologic work for NASA.