Lauren Sankovitch
Lauren Sankovitch

Lauren Sankovitch


• B.S., Geology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 2021
• B.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2005

Areas of Expertise

• Hydrothermal geochemistry
• U-Th geochronology
• Igneous petrology
• Science communication

Selected Professional Work Experience

• Starting 2023 – Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
• 2021-2022 – Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO
• 2019-2021 – Web Communications Specialist, College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
• 2014-2019 – Managing Editor, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, Portland, OR
• 2007-2013 – Editor, Marvel Entertainment, New York, NY


Major Ongoing Projects

• Investigating U-Th dating methodology for siliceous sinters via thermally induced mass spectrometry (TIMS), El Tatio, Chile; Beowawe Hot Springs, NV; and Long Valley, CA
• Characterization and monitoring in thermal areas in Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA, in conjunction with Bureau of Land Management, northwestern Nevada


Harpel, C., Aguilar, R., Rivera, M., Tepley, F., Takach, M., Manrique, N., Cuno, J., Cueva, K., Escobar,
G.M., Allen, I., Pawlak-Kjolhaug, K., Sankovitch, L., Topham, J., Lewis, C. 2021, Tephrostratigraphy of
Misti Volcano, Arequipa, Peru: A Chronicle of Multiple VEI 25 Eruptions from the Late Pleistocene to the
Mid-15th Century, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2021: V45C-0145.

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