Meet Cecilia Sanders! Graduate Student in Geobiology and speaker for our next Science Journey!
A Science Journey with Cecilia Sanders
"Beyond Bones: Reading the Fossil Record of Earth and Other Worlds"
Friday, February 5 at 10 a.m. PT
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/sjfossilrecord
Cecilia Sanders is a PhD candidate in geobiology at Caltech, where she studies the geologic record for information about lifeforms on ancient Earth. This is an extension of her previous work as a Masters' student of planetary sciences, when she was intrigued by the preservation problem: how do living things impact the world around them in a way that is preserved in rocks for millions to billions of years?
Cecilia tries to answer these questions by measuring and sampling assemblages of ancient, sedimentary rock, and by creating models of the ancient world using living organisms in the laboratory. Her work has taken her to Brazil, Namibia, Turks and Caicos, all over the southwestern United States, and even back home to the fossiliferous cliffs of Maryland/DC.
When she isn't doing research, she teaches science to Kindergarten, 1st-, and 2nd-graders in Pasadena Unified schools and is a community activist for racial justice. She loves to paint, to read fantasy novels, and to run tabletop role playing games for her family and friends. Her favorite foods are bolinhos do chuva and doce do leite.