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Graduate Students

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Lisa Zieman

PhD Candidate
Faculty Mentor(s): Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia

227 Hutchison Hall


MS, Geological Sciences, University of Rochester, 2019

BS, Geology and Chemistry, St. Lawrence University 2017

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Regan, S. P., Williams, M. L., Chiarenzelli, J. R., Grohn, L., Mahan, K. H., & Gallagher, M. (2017). Isotopic evidence for Neoarchean continuity across the Snowbird Tectonic Zone, western Churchill Province, Canada. Precambrian Research, 300, 201–222.

Conference Presentation

  • Zieman, L., Ibanez-Mejia, M., Tissot, F., Tompkins, H. Pardo, N., Morgan E. (2019). The Zirconium Stable Isotope Systematics of Continental Crust Formation in an Active Continental Arc. 
    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Oral Presentation.
  • Grohn, L., J., Ibanez, M. (2018). Fingerprinting crustal foundering in the Northern Andean Volcanic Zone using basalt geochemistry. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. Poster presentation.
  • Grohn, L. J., Regan, S. P., Williams, M. L., De Santana Do Nascimento, L., Zhang, S., Cousens, B., Gallagher, M., Aspler, L., and Chiarenzelli, J. (2016). Petrogenesis, age, and correlation of the Kazan dike swarm, Nunavut, Canada: implications for an aborted rift origin for the Snowbird Tectonic Zone. GSA Meeting. Poster presentation.


  • Earth Materials, Teaching Assistant (UR, Spring 2018, 2019)
  • Petrology, Teaching Assistant (UR, Fall 2017, 2018)
  • Mineralogy, Teaching Assistant (SLU, Fall 2016)
  • The Dynamic Earth, Teaching Assistant (SLU, Fall 2014)
  • General Chemistry, Peer Workshop Leader (SLU, Fall 2014- Spring 2016)


  • 2019, Awards for Geochronology and Student Research, NSF
  • 2018, Lipman Research Award, Geological Society of America
  • 2017, St. Lawrence Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete
  • 2015-2017, SGE, St. Lawrence Geology Honors Society, President
  • 2016, St. Lawrence Summer Research Fellowship

Professional Experience

Geology Assistant, United State Forest Service, June-August 2017

Field Experience

  • 2019, July 29-August 2, Streaked Mountain and pegmatites bodies, Maine
  • 2017, July 29-August 9, Mercaderes, Colombia
  • 2016, July 15-18, Mineville, Adirondack State Park, New York
  • 2016, March 17-25, Jamaica Field Course
  • 2015, July 30-August 15, Nunavut & Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 2015, April 27-30, Bancroft, Canada