Sophie Leiter | DERTS Trainees

 

    

  

Degree program: MSc., University of British Columbia 
 
Supervisor: Kelly Russell
 

My project will be focused on xenolith transport in kimberlites from the deep mantle. I will be primarily working with olivine to determine and mechanics and dynamics of xenolith ascent. My undergraduate research involved using pyroxene barometry to determine the pre-eruptive storage and evolution of magmas from two cinder cones in the Lassen Volcanic National Park area. Most recently I worked as an intern for Ormat Technologies, assisting the resource team in finding new sites for geothermal power plants, as well as conducting a research project on low temperature clay alteration.

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