Earth's Past Shapes Our Future

Angela M. Hessler

 

Angela grew up wandering the streets of Columbia (Missouri, U.S.A.), finding fossils in the Ozark Mountains, and dreaming of a life as a geologist. She received her PhD from the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, studying some of Earth's oldest evidence of atmosphere and surface conditions in the Barberton Greenstone Belt of South Africa. Angela was a professor at Grand Valley State University before moving to Chevron's Energy Technology Company, where she did exploration geology and geophysical imaging. Her research interests are in paleoclimatology, sediment transfer, and tectonics. Angela has wide-ranging experience with STEM K-16 education.

Andrea grew up wandering the streets of Rome (Italy), finding fossils in the Apennine Mountains, and also dreaming of a life as a geologist. He received his PhD from the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, studying Mesozoic and Cenozoic basins in Peru and Chile and the rising Andes Mountains. Andrea was a researcher at Chevron's Energy Technology Company and Statoil, where he studied deepwater processes and ran field trips to analogs in Chile, Spain, and South Africa. His research interests are in basin studies, deepwater systems, and tectonics. Andrea has a philosophical streak and an irrepressible interest in human history.