Sarah Moriarty – PhD candidate, Memorial University
Submarine hydrothermal sulfur systematics and fluid cycling
Sarah utilizes stable isotopes (Sr, multiple S isotopes) as a tool to constrain sub-seafloor fluid/rock interactions affecting hydrothermal fluid cycling and associated seafloor massive sulfide deposit formation at submarine hydrothermal vent sites from various different tectonic (i.e., arc volcano, mid-ocean ridge) sedimentary (i.e., sedimented vs. sediment-free) and magmatic (i.e., dacitic, ultramafic, and mafic-hosted) settings.
Sarah graduated with a dual BSc. in Marine Science and Geology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, in 2017. In 2018, she joined John Jamieson’s working group at Memorial University for her MSc studies and is continuing with the group for her PhD studies, as a CREATE trainee. She has extensive experience with marine data acquisition, and has taken part in four international research cruises, totaling 17 weeks of ship time and including two Alvin dives. Among her most notable academic recognitions are an NSF STEM Grant, a Federal Pell Grant, and the Mary St. John Marine Science & Geography Scholarship.