Emily Ross

Geologist | Artist | Watson Fellow | Photographer

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PhD Student, Structural Geology at Iowa State University

2019 – Present Ames, IA

Diane Brandt Fellowship for Women in STEM
Brown Graduate Fellow
Graduate Dean Scholar Fellow
Graduate Student Seminar Top Paper Award 2020

BA, Geology and Studio Art at Carleton College

2013 – 2017 Northfield, MN

Distinction in both theses


Artist in Residence, Education Fellow, Exhibition Intern at The Wassaic Project

March 2019 – June 2019 Wassaic, NY

Artist in Residence at The Pottery Workshop

March 2018 – May 2018 Jingdezhen, China

Teaching Assistant at Carleton Geology Department

March 2016 – March 2017 Northfield, MN

Paleobiology, Geology in the Field, Structural Geology

Ceramic Studio Assistant/Sculpture Studio Monitor at Carleton Studio Art Department

September 2015 – June 2017 Northfield, MN

Astrobiogeochemistry Lab Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

June 2015 – August 2015 Pasadena, CA

Sports Photographer at Carleton Sports Information Department

September 2013 – June 2016 Northfield, MN


Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Watson Foundation

Kolenkow/Reitz Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Carleton College

National Merit Scholarship, Carleton College

Merit Scholarship, Society of Exploration Geophysicists


Geology: Beyond Materials Lecture and Journal Article

NCECA Annual Conference Minneapolis, MN

Poster Presentation

American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA

An Other Thing Senior Show

Perlman Teaching Museum Northfield, MN

Complimentary Refreshments Junior Show

Boliou Hall Northfield, MN