Emily Ross

PhD Candidate • Geologist • Artist • Watson Fellow • Photographer


PhD Candidate, Structural Geology at Iowa State University

2019 Ames, IA

Diane Brandt Fellowship for Women in STEM 2019
Brown Graduate Fellow 2019
Graduate Dean Scholar Fellow 2019
Graduate Student Seminar Top Paper Award 2020
AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award 2020
Graduate Student Seminar Top Paper Award 2021
Pick of the Year Award 2021
Graduate Student Seminar Top Paper Award 2022

Thomas J. Watson Fellow at Watson Foundation

2017 – 2018

"Earth to Kiln: Geology in Global Art Practices”

Sudurnes Science and Learning Center, Iceland
Leach Pottery, England
Apolline Project, Italy
Villa Lena, Italy
Mashiko Togei Club, Japan
The Pottery Workshop, China

BA, Geology and Studio Art at Carleton College

2013 – 2017 Northfield, MN

Distinction in both theses
Society of Exploration Geophysicists Merit Scholarship
National Merit Scholar


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

2019 Wassaic, NY

Teaching Assistant at Carleton Geology Department

2015 – 2017 .

Paleobiology, Geology in the Field, Structural Geology

Sports Photographer at Carleton Sports Information Department

2013 – 2016 .

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

2015 – 2017 .

Kolenkow-Reitz Undergraduate Research Fellow at Iowa State University

Summer 2016

Astrobiogeochemistry Lab Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Summer 2015

Climate Coordination Intern at NOAA Headquarters

Winter 2014

Dorm Counselor at Carleton Summer Science Institute

Summer 2014


Poster Presentation



American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting

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