Lauren Heerschap: M Sc, Geoscience Educator and Inventer

Geologist Heerschap sampling a lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island
  • Semester abroad at Jerusalem University College, Israel in Fall 1999
  • B.S. in Geology and Theology from Wheaton College in 2000
  • M.Sc. in Geology (Tectonic Geomorphology) from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003
  • Assisted with a geo-archeology study and dig at Tel el-Borg in the Sinai Peninsula between undergrad and grad school in Spring 2001
  • Worked for Colorado Geological Survey in Denver, CO on earthquake hazards and land use from 2003-2006
  • Taught a semester of geology and outdoor education in Zermatt, Switzerland in Fall 2004
  • Worked for Oso Energy exploring for unconventional natural gas in Durango, CO from 2005-2006
  • Served as Geosciences Lab Coordinator then Lecturer at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO from 2007-2016
  • Invented the Brunton Axis Transit, a new type of geologic compass and associated methods, which became available in Summer 2016