About the speaker: Holly olivarez

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow


University of Colorado Boulder and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR). My field of research is ocean biogeochemistry. I study the absorption of fossil fuel carbon into the ocean.

2018 and 2019: Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Sciences (SOARS)


Hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder Colorado.  Ten-week research internship that led to an oral presentation, 10-page paper, poster presentation and an abstract submitted to a national conference.

2017-2019: Bachelor of Science Degree


Bachelor of Science with Honors  in Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque New Mexico.


2017-2019: Undergraduate Paleoclimate Research

Geochemistry work in the University of New Mexico's Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Using structures from caves to study past climate.


2017: Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE)

SCCORE arranges pre-transfer community college students to serve as research assistants to university faculty mentors in their related fields.


2015-2017: Associate Degree

Associate Degree of Mathematics at Central New Mexico Community College.


My Spectacular Family


Bicycle Love


2019: Geology Field Camp

Held in central and northern New Mexico. Hosted by the University of New Mexico.