Mackenzie M. Cremeans is a 2014-2018 Self Graduate Fellow who recently completed her Ph.D. in Geology. She received a B.A. (2014) in Environmental Geoscience and English Literature from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. As an undergraduate, Cremeans was recognized for her many academic accomplishments including the Charles L. Bieber Geoscience Award (for distinguished geology research), the William G. Schoenoff Award (for distinguished study of literature), and the Morehead-Givens Scholarship (for interdisciplinary geoscience contributions to art history). Cremeans was a two-sport varsity lettering athlete in lacrosse and track and field. As an undergraduate researcher, Cremeans worked to develop a citizen-scientist water quality monitoring program and conducted NSF-funded research at Northern Illinois University to study the behavior of slow granular flows. Her graduate research, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, focused on the study of groundwater-surface water interactions and their impact on contaminant transport. To do this, she designed and validated devices for the quantification of groundwater-surface water exchange and applied this new technology to the Grindsted Å (Jutland, Denmark) during a study of contaminant mass discharge and to passive treatment facility in Commerce, Oklahoma. Currently, she is a Senior Staff Geologist at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida and serves as the international President of the Association for Women Geoscientists.
Mentor: J.F. Devlin, Professor, Geology