Martina Boddy – MSc candidate, Carleton University
Geochemistry of Nevada calderas
Martina’s research is focused on characterizing volcanic and plutonic rocks in Central Nevada to determine the source of magmatism and the degree of crustal contamination. To do this, she will be studying major, trace and isotope systems. This work will contribute to a greater understanding of the dynamics of the continental arc magmatism in Southwest United States, and the extent of the boundary between Phanerozoic sediment and Precambrian basement in central Nevada.
Martina graduated with a BSc from the University of Ottawa in 2022 and started her MSc under the supervision of Dr. Brian Cousens at Carleton University in 2022. Before beginning her MSc, she worked as a laboratory technician at the Carleton Geochronology Isotope lab. During her undergraduate, she was involved as the President of the Undergraduate Geoscience Association from 2020-2022, as well presenting and organizing for the Student Mineral Colloquium during PDAC 2022. She was awarded the PDAC-GAC Logan Student Prize in 2022 for her efforts.