Student Scholar 2012
Mariah Chambers is from Provo, Utah, and is the second of four children. Mariah is a senior at Brigham Young University, majoring in geology and minoring in music. She is currently serving in the geology club as service committee chair. Mariah has worked as a research assistant in geology and paleontology for Dr. Brooks Britt since her freshman year. Her research includes mapping and documentation of over 10,000 bones found in the first dinosaur quarry discovered in the Nugget Sandstone, a prominent geologic unit in Utah. She is also studying Jurassic-age stream channel deposits in southeastern Utah to gain an understanding of the river systems of that time period. Mariah will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in geology in June 2016 and plans to complete master’s and doctoral degrees and become a professor of geology. Mariah served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tallahassee Florida mission. In addition to her studies, Mariah enjoys hiking and playing the harp.
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