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The Calvin GEO community is a tight-knit group of explorers who work, learn and discover together. Join us for a department event, get a job working alongside our professors, or go abroad on an off-campus program.

What is it like to be a GEO Student?

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Major: Geology
Year: Senior 
Favorite thing about GEO: Fave thing about the Department is how close and active the community is.
Favorite GEO class you have taken: Mineralogy 
Something funny or interesting about you: Fun fact about me is that I know three astronauts. 
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOMaia



Major: Environmental Geology
Year: Senior 
Favorite thing about GEO: The ability to collect samples of what I study.
Favorite GEO class you have taken: Mineralogy 
Something funny or interesting about you: I once drove for 17 hours just to zip line in a cavern in Louisville Kentucky. 
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOPhil



Major: Environmental Science
Year: Sophomore
Favorite thing about GEO: The many engaging and exciting research and hands-on learning opportunities.
Favorite GEO class you have taken:  FYRES. (Geog 181)
Something funny or interesting about you: I grew up near a volcano! Spent 18 years of my life in beautiful Naples, Italy. 
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOJanay



Major: Geology
Year: Senior 
Favorite thing about GEO: My favorite thing about the GEO department is honestly the people. I love my classmates and professors, they're all fantastic. 
Favorite GEO class you have taken: Oceanography is my favorite class.
Something funny or interesting about you: I didn't know that single-stuffed Oreo's existed until I was 12. I had double-stuffed up until that point.
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOSam

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