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Kristina Gutchess

PhD, Earth Sciences


Kristina is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences. She previously attended SUNY Cortland where she studied Geology. Her research aims to strengthen the understanding of processes that affect water quality, including the impacts of both humans and naturally occurring processes. She uses modeling and statistical approaches, combined with field and laboratory work to explore the utility of halogens as sensitive tracers for the transport of solutes and the movement of surface water and groundwater. As an EMPOWER Trainee, Kristina has taken advantage of many professional development opportunities, including serving as an instructor of record in the Geology Department at SUNY Cortland in fulfillment of the Career Pathway Experience training element of the EMPOWER program.

Interested in Kristina’s research? Visit her research webpage here.