Alyssa Schultz


My research employs geochemical methods to investigate Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, as well as current environmental policy and conservation related to the ocean.

Field Work

56 days total

August – October 2021: R/V Kilo Moana (56 days). Defying Dissolution, Unraveling the Enigma of North Pacific Deep-Sea Scleractinian Reefs in Undersaturated Water. Hawaiian Emperor Seamount Chain, North Pacific.

Selected Publications

Conference Presentations

Schultz AN, Thomas DJ, McKinley CC, & Scudder RP (March 2017). The Effects of Volcanic Ash on Dissolved Neodymium as a Water Mass Tracer. Poster presentation at the Texas A&M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX.


  • B.S. Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University '17
    • Minor in Oceanography
    • Undergraduate Thesis: The Effects of Volcanic Ash on Dissolved Neodymium as a Water Mass Tracer


Scholarships & Fellowships

  • 2020-2021: MSC L.T. Jordan Fellowship

Leadership & Academic Service

  • 2020-2021: President, Association of Geography Graduate Students
  • 2021: Graduate Student Guest Panel Speaker, MSC L.T. Jordan Environmental Impact Program


  • GEOG 213: Planet Earth Lab (Fall 2019 - Fall 2020)
  • GEOS 210: Climate Change (Spring 2021)

Additional Information

Advisor: Brendan Roark

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