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Erin K Benson, PhD

Erin Benson is a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow with the GMEG Science Center in Spokane, WA. Erin received an MSc in Earth Science from Indiana University Bloomington in 2018 and a PhD from Duke University in 2022. Since joining the USGS in 2022, she has used isotopes and mineral chemistry to study magmatic ore deposits.

Professional Experience

  • 2022 - Present, Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, Geology Minerals Energy and Geophysics Science Center, Spokane, WA.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Earth and Climate Science, Duke University, 2022

  • M.Sc., Earth and Atmospheric Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 2018

  • B.Sc., Geology, Western Washington University, 2016