This is the first in a series of interviews with people whom I think are “neato.” Learn more on my “Neato People Profiles” page.
- Who are you?
I’m a graduate student in geophysics (earthquake physics, tectonics, refraction seismology, regional gravity, and geologic structures) at the University of Oklahoma, and my camera is never out of arms reach.
- What do you think is neato? You can name more than one thing.
◊ Earthquakes — a reminder that we are tiny little creatures living on a constantly readjusting planet.
◊ Photography — the thought of transferring intangible light onto a physical medium just blows my mind.
- Name three quick facts or fantasies about yourself that you didn’t include in your answer to my first question.
◊ I would like to be fluent in every single language.
◊ I think sleeping is a waste of time.
◊ The cutest baby in the world calls me daddy!
- Please ask a question you would like to see answered by the global community.
What would it take to erase all borders? (every definition of the word)
- Please tell me something about your profession that you think someone younger than you, or who is just starting out, would like to know.
◊ All the number crunching in the world will yield no viable solution if you can’t see the big picture.
◊ Come up with creative ideas, but support your theory with facts/observations.
◊ Never lose your sense of wonder.
- Is there anything else you’d like to add?
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