Who We Are

We find the latest and greatest geoscience research, then write about it in language that everyone can understand. Find out more about our writers below.

Kristina Vrouwenvelder

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder

An avid science writer, Kristina also enjoys riding bikes, drinking craft beer, and petting dogs. Follow her on Twitter: @kvrouwen.

Charlie Shobe

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder

Charlie enjoys thinking about how erosion changes landscapes over time. Find out more at his website.

Hannah Mark

Contributing Writer

Hannah is a marine geophysicist. Her favorite mineral is olivine, and her website is over here.

Janani Hariharan

Contributing Writer

Janani investigates the secret lives of soil microbes. Find her on Twitter or her website.

Erin Martin-Jones

Contributing Writer

Erin is a geochronologist, tutor and science writer. Find her on Twitter and her blog.

Devayani Khare

Contibuting Writer

Devayani is passionate about landscapes, as a traveller, a storyteller, and a dormant geomorphologist. Find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Hadley McIntosh Marcek

Contibuting Writer

Hadley is a biogeochemist loving all things to do with the water, especially in the Arctic. Find her on Twitter and her blog.

Paige Bankhead

Contributing Writer

Paige is a geologist at heart, plangineer by day and science writer by night. Find her on Twitter and her blog.

Alyssa Stansfield

Contributing Writer

Besides studying the relationships between hurricanes and climate, Alyssa enjoys reading, working out, and lounging at the beach. Find out more on her website.

David Litwin

Contributing Writer

David is a hydrologist and geology enthusiast. He likes to read, hike, and play the double bass. You can find him on twitter.

Xiangmin (Sam) Sun

Contributing Writer

Xiangmin (Sam) studies ecohydrology and micro-meteorology. He likes data, programming, history, and hiking. You can find him on twitter and his web page.

Claire Louise McLeod

Contributing Writer

Claire is an igneous petrologist fascinated by magmas on Earth and other planets. She likes to hike, is a trivia enthusiast, and has two dogs. Find her on Twitter and on her website.

Lloyd Anderson

Contributing Writer

Lloyd is a paleoceanographer who investigates ancient climates on Earth, and enjoys swimming and playing the piano. You can find him on Twitter.

Eleni Ravanis

Contributing Writer

Eleni is a planetary scientist who is interested in anything Mars-related. She’s also partial to jiu-jitsu. You can find her on Twitter