Abbreviated CV (full CV here):

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2018-present Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Title: Scripps Institutional Postdoctoral Scholar (supervisor: Emily Chin)

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin, PhD in Geosciences, 2018 (Advisor: Whitney Behr, now at ETH Zurich)

Princeton University, B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2009

POST-BACCALAUREATE EMPLOYMENT

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. July 2011 – July 2013. Title: Science Assistant for the Division of Earth Sciences

Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements, Youngsville, LA. October 2009 – June 2011. Title: Field Engineer

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Bernard, Rachel E. and Emily H.G. Cooperdock (2018), No progress on diversity in 40 years. Nature Geoscience 11, 292–295 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0116-6.

Bernard, Rachel E. and Colleen Henegan (2018), A Polarizing View, The Science Teacher, 85 (1), 33-41. (The Science Teacher is a peer-reviewed education journal by the National Science Teachers Association).

Bernard, R. E., and W. M. Behr (2017), Fabric heterogeneity in the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle in Southern California, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JB014280.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS (*Invited)

Bernard, Rachel E., Behr, W.M. Plagioclase-dominated seismic anisotropy in the Basin and Range lower crust. 2017 AGU Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Oral Presentation.

*Bernard, Rachel E., Mayfield, K.K. Doctoral programs need changes to attract and retain underrepresented groups. 2017 AGU Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Oral Presentation.

Bernard, Rachel E., and Whitney M. Behr. “Constraints from naturally deformed peridotites on controls on olivine lattice preferred orientation.” 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. Oral Presentation.

Bernard, Rachel E., and Whitney M. Behr. “Rheology of the Mojave Lower Crust and Lithospheric Mantle As Revealed By Xenoliths.” 2016 SACNAS Annual Meeting. October 13-15, 2016. Oral Presentation.

Bernard, Rachel E., and Whitney M. Behr. “Constraints from xenoliths on the rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle.” 2015 Southern California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA. Poster Presentation.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017: Geological Society of America Research Grant

  • 2015-2018: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  • 2015: Marathon Oil Diversity Scholarship

  • 2014: Microanalysis Society Student Travel Grant for EBSD 2014 conference

  • 2014: Ford Foundation Fellowship, Honorable Mention and Alternate Status

  • 2014: Geological Society of America Research Grant

  • 2014: UT Off-Campus Research Fellowship from Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship Fund

PAST INTERNSHIPS

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. NSF-funded Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) (advisor: Liz Cottrell)

University of Minnesota Geology Department REU. Summer 2008. Intern.

Princeton Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Program. 2007-2008. Undergraduate Research Assistant.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Summer 2007. Intern.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Summer 2006. Intern.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Geophysical Union (2011-Present)

  • Geological Society of America (2011-Present)

  • SANCAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) (2016-Present)

  • UT Black Graduate Student Association (2013-2015)