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M. Christopher Jenkins, PhD

Chris Jenkins is located at GMEG Science Center in Spokane, WA. Chris received a MSc in Earth Science from the University of Toronto in 2017 and a PhD in Earth Science from Carleton University in 2021. Since joining the USGS in 2016, Chris specializes in studying magmatic ore deposits using igneous petrology, numerical modeling, and geostatistics.

Professional Experience

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

  • 2016 - 2022, Physical science technician, Geology Minerals Energy and Geophysics Science Center, Spokane, WA.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 2021

  • MSc Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, 2017

  • BSc Geology, Eastern Washington University, 2015

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • 2014 - Present: Society of Economic Geologists

  • 2014 - Present: American Mineralogical Society

  • 2013 - Present: Geological Society of America

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government