About Me

I [she/her; BS, Gettysburg College ’19; PhD, University of Virginia ’23] am an NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado School of Mines where I use remote landscape analysis, sedimentology, and isotope geochemistry to assess glacial dynamics across the deglaciated Northern Hemisphere. I enjoy sharing my love of learning with the students I teach and mentor and push for equitable access to educational opportunities. When I’m not sorting through sediment or working in ArcGIS, I enjoy hiking with my dog Evy (pictured above), exploring various coffee shops, and experimenting with different art mediums.

My research takes a process-based approach to understanding ice-bed interactions which will, in turn, inform ice-sheet models and better improve understanding of ice behavior before human observation.

I use a wide range of tools and applications to approach questions related to paleoclimate, large scale glacial dynamics, and other landscape geomorphological processes. To learn more about some of my past and present projects, check out the projects page.

Questions? Want to collaborate? Contact me!

Email me at marion.mckenzie@mines.edu.