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Intern Spotlight: Katelyn Fredrick (Geo-Launchpad)

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Katelyn Fredrick is originally from Mississippi but is currently attending Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado as a geology major. This summer, Katelyn has been selected to participate in the Geo-Launchpad internship program in Socorro, New Mexico. 

Katelyn is using her knowledge of chemistry to investigate the mineralogy of the Lemitar Carbonites in the Lemitar Mountains, New Mexico. There is a body of past research on the Lemitar Mountains, but no one has studied the chemistry of the region in depth until Katelyn. She is particularly enjoying how her research project allows her to be involved in both field and lab work. Moreover, she is using this research experience at EarthScope to help define what her future plans as a scientist are and what kind of work she wants to pursue in the future.


  • Do you have any summer plans when the internship ends?

I’m hoping to go to the Grand Canyon at the end of the summer with a group of friends. We haven’t figured out the dates yet, but we’re hoping to do it either in the summer or in the fall.

  • What are your favorite hobbies?

I like playing video games, board games: I just like games in general. I spend a lot of time hiking, camping, and going outside with friends and family.