Angela G Marusiak      •       Geology Department University of Maryland - College Park          • 


About Me:

 I was born and raised in Central Jersey. In 2009, I started my undergraduate degree at Boston University with the initial major of Astronomy and Physics. After taking a planetary physics, and natural disasters courses, I changed concentrations and became a Geophysics and Planetary Sciences major. (My courses were split between the Astronomy and Earth Sciences (now Earth and Environment) Departments). I later added a minor in mechanical engineering. While at BU I conducted research primarily on the Earth's Ionosphere's response to solar storms and later on the Martian Ionosphere (see publications). For this research I was awarded the Center for Space Physics Prize, upon graduation.


After graduating, I worked at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), with the borehole group. I worked to compile and test the equipment used by LDEO in conjunction with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). This included a week long transit aboard the JOIDES Resolution. I then began working for Rutgers as a part-time lecturer and teaching assistant before beginning my graduate studies at the University of Maryland in 2015. For details on my current research see the Research tab.