Deserae Jennings is a 2016-2020 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Kansas. Her research and dissertation is focused in thermochronology, sedimentology, microphaleontology, and geochemistry. She received a B.S. (2013) in geology and an M.S. (2015) in geology from Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Her M.S. thesis and research was focused in carbonate sedimentology, geochemistry, and micropaleontology. During her time at Iowa State as an undergrad, she conducted rare earth materials engineering research at Ames National Laboratory. As an M.S. student, she taught lab courses for Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geological Engineering, and Historical Geology. Prior to this, she also received a Nursing degree in 2010 from Des Moines Area CC, Boone, IA.
Mentor: Doug Walker, Distinguished Professor, Geology and Tandis Bidgoli, Assistant Professor, Geology