Rachel Micander | Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
Originally from a small town in the foothills of northern California, Rachel moved to northern Nevada to pursue geoscience studies. She received her bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Nevada at Reno in May 2010. She spent her first 4 years after graduation. working for the Nevada Division of Minerals as a geologist and GIS specialist on the Abandoned Mine Lands program. While in the Minerals Division, she visited many historic mining districts in Nevada and fell in love with the Great Basin. She is currently working for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology as a GIS and Mapping Analyst. Its main tasks include creating and maintaining web mapping applications, cartographic production of geological maps and publications, as well as geoscience education and awareness for K-12 teachers and students, among others. During her final year at UNR, she worked as a teaching assistant in various geology classes and helped map parts of the surface geology of Clark County, Nevada. She enjoys educating the public on earth’s geology and processes, painting the beautiful landscapes and birds of the Great Basin and eastern Sierra Nevada, working on her car, spending time with her family and taking her little one to the adventure.
- Geological mapping
- Geothermal resources