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Martha (Rebecca) Stokes, Ph.D.

Martha (Rebecca) Stokes is a Physical Scientist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.

Rebecca received her B.S. in Geology from Texas A&M University in 2006, and a M.S. (2008) and Ph.D. (2012) from Indiana University focused on metamorphic petrology and mineral fabric development. Rebecca was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT from 2012-2013 where she led a team tasked with developing an alternative potash fertilizer using K-feldspar. In 2013, Rebecca joined Chevron ETC where she served as a clay mineralogist and led research efforts investigating methods to quantify rock fabric in unconventional shale reservoirs. Rebecca joined the USGS in 2020 where her principal research interests include: spectroscopic analysis of hydrocarbon bearing rocks, porosity and mineral fabric development in sedimentary rock systems, and cross-disciplinary approaches to explore complex geologic questions.

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