Alyssa Anderson

Grad Research Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Geological Sciences
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


B.A. in Geology from Middlebury College (2012)

G.G. from Gemological Institute of America (2014)

Ph.D. in Geological Sciences (expected Spring 2019)

I am a geochronologist. I use radioactivity in minerals to determine timescales for geologic events in Earth’s past. I am interested in understanding how the crystal structure and chemistry of minerals affect radiometric dating. I work in Group 18 Laboratories with Dr. Kip Hodges.