Groundwater to snow science: My research and teaching path to becoming a Jacklyn-of-all-trades

Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
12 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2022
Available in person* at the Graduate Center, Room 102 and remote/via zoom
Graduate Center located at 1600 E. First Street, southeast corner of Cherry and First
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11 am NVIS Healing Circle & Remembrance for Dr. Tom Meixner
12 pm Honor Song & Moment of Silence followed by the Talk
1 pm to 2:15 pm Luncheon for attendees and networking with the speaker
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Melissa Clutter, Ph.D. (Cherokee)
Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Fort Lewis College & HAS Alumna

Flyer: Native Voices from STEM: Melissa Clutter

Abstract & Bio

Melissa Clutter is an Assistant Professor in the Geosciences Department at Fort Lewis College. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as member of Cherokee Nation, she traveled west for college. She received her B.A. in Geosciences from Fort Lewis College, and during this time fell in love with Durango and the Four Corners region.

After college, she worked at Chesapeake Energy Corporation for three years as an Engineering Technician. Determined to change career paths and seek higher education, she went to the University of Arizona for graduate school as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Hydrology and her M.Sc. in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science.

Her research interests stem from her passion for undergraduate teaching and communicating science to the public. She strives not just to further the field of hydrologic modelling, but also to help non-profits, government agencies, and private landowners make science-informed management decisions.

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