Nicholas Gross Almonte

26 April 2022

I had no idea what geology was until I took Intro to Environmental Geology with Mary spring term of my first year. Fast forward six years, and now I am hooked on geology and half-way through my master’s program.

I remember for our Intro to Environmental Geology and Geomorphology classes, I loved that Mary celebrated the end of the term by having a potluck and leading the class in singing classic geology songs. After taking these two classes with Mary and seeing the community she fostered through her hands-on classes, I immediately knew that geology was the field for me. Thank you, Mary, and happy retirement!