Mackenzie Cremeans, Ph.D., GIT (Florida) has been elected President of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG).
As President, Mackenzie leads the organization to promote and elevate women and girls in science by designing and implementing policies on the international scale as well as overseeing the organizational budget and allocations. The election process for the three-year role to serve as President-Elect, President, and Past President involves a vote from the membership.
Mackenzie is a Senior Staff Professional Geologist, specializing in contaminant hydrogeology. She earned her Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Kansas as a Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellow. Her graduate work focused on the design, fabrication, and validation of tools to measure groundwater velocity and groundwater-surface water exchange. She applied these tools to contaminant fate and transport problems as well as efficiency evaluations of treatment structures, such as vertical flow bioreactors.
Her experience also includes Phase I and II assessments, waste characterization, ecologic site assessment, materials repurposing pilot testing, contaminant fate and transport modeling, 2- and 3-D data visualization, and extensive experience presenting methodological development and results. She is proficient in the use of ArcGIS, Visual MODFLOW Flex, Groundwater Vistas, PHREEQC, Aqtesolv, and Adobe Illustrator, as well as associated software packages.
AWG is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introducing young people to geoscience careers. The organization was founded in 1977 with 50 members in the San Francisco Bay area. Today, the organization has over 1,500 members, 35 chapters in the United States, and five active international chapters in Calgary, Dalhousie University, Ireland, Patagonia, and southeast Asia.
Learn more about Association: http://www.awg.org/.
Learn more about Mackenzie at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackenziecremeans/