Graduate Students

Purdy, Sharon Atirah Wilson

Ph.D. (Howard)

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IMG_2541Originally from Wisconsin, Sharon received her BA in geology from Middlebury College in 2001. She earned a MS from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia in 2005 and returned in 2011 as a PhD candidate. Sharon is a geologist at the Smithsonian Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in Washington, DC and her dissertation focuses on the study of post-Noachian fluvial landforms and the late stage climate and habitability of Mars.