The School of Geography, Development & Environment invites you to their Fall 2023 Colloquium Series.
Dr. Cherie De Vore will present: "Restorative and mechanistic insights on community-to-field and microscale biogeochemical investigations."
Dr. Cherie De Vore, Diné, is from the community of Crownpoint, NM in eastern Diné (Navajo) Nation. Her clans are Red Bottom People, Atop the Mountain Towering House, Salt People and Tangle People. She received her Ph.D. in civil & environmental engineering at the University of New Mexico under the mentorship of Professor Jose Cerrato. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Earth System Science at Stanford University and was awarded an NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct research under the guidance of Professor Scott Fendorf. With a restorative framework in mind, her current work investigates biogeochemical processes that affect the accumulation of metals and microbial community changes in areas impacted by mining and wildfires. She will begin in Fall 2023 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona. Cherie is proud to be a new member of the Indigenous Resilience Center and looks forward to working with her community and many others in Arizona on environmental restoration research.