Jessica Ghent


Project Title: The Impact of Ground Control Points on drone-based Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry, Chalk Cliffs debris flow basin. 

Mentors: Katy Barnhart and Greg Tucker, Department of Geological Sciences at CU 

Bio: Originally from Florida, Jessica grew up in western Michigan, moved to California, and has been a Colorado resident for 3 years. Her greatest passions (outside of geology) include singing, hiking, and traveling. Her recent adventures include visiting Iceland, Mexico, England, Costa Rica, Belgium, and France—and she hopes to travel to Chile later this year! 

Jessica is a geology major at Front Range Community College-Westminster and is approaching the completion of her associate's degree. She plans to transfer to the University of Colorado Boulder to complete a bachelor's degree in geophysics and would like to pursue a PhD in volcanology immediately following her undergraduate studies. Jessica's career goals include working for the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program; she is particularly interested in volcanic hazards and geodetic monitoring of ground deformation.


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