LeeAnn Munk

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LeeAnn Munk smiles at the camera wearing sunglasses and field attire while pointing to a rock. She is in the field--Salar de Atacama collecting carbonate samples.

LeeAnn Munk earned her Ph.D. in Geology from SES in 2001, Ph.D and now works as a professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Contact: lamunk@alaska.edu

"Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and don’t be afraid to take a risk."

Where has your degree taken you?

have been a professor of geological sciences at UAA since 2001.  My current research is focused on determining the origin of lithium brines.  I teach geochemistry, field methods, environmental geochemistry, geology of Death Valley, and earth resources and society.

How do you feel that your experience, specifically as an SES/geology student at OSU, prepared you for your career or life in general?

My experiences at SES OSU 100% prepared me for the career I have now.  I received an excellent education and research experience at OSU.

What is your favorite memory as a student?

Meetings and coffee with Gunter Faure and meeting my future husband Jens Munk.

What advice do you have for current and future students?

Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and don’t be afraid to take a risk.