Why GSA Membership Is Important to Me

Real Reasons from Real Members

Let us know your reasons!

Juk Bhattacharyya
Juk Bhattacharyya

GSA Member since 1996

"As a field geologist, the greatest benefit of being a GSA member for me is the various field trips organized as part of every GSA regional and annual meeting."

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Wendy Bohon
Wendy Bohon

GSA member since 2002

"The thing I value most about my GSA membership is … that it has allowed me to grow a network of colleagues, friends, and everything in between."

Yueyi Che
Yueyi Che

GSA member since 2019

"I would highly encourage geoscience students, especially undergraduate students, to serve as student representatives. GSA loves to hear our perspectives."

David Fastovsky
David Fastovsky

GSA Member since 2007

"The Society has been welcoming, supportive, and horizon-broadening, both personally and professionally."

Chris Gellasch
Christopher A. Gellasch

GSA member since 1991

"The GSA short courses and field trips allow me to engage in lifelong learning and remain current in my field."

Stephen Johnston
Stephen Johnston

GSA Member since 1986, GSA Fellow since 2013

"Those early experiences — the financial support, the mentorship by established members of the earth-science community, and the shared love of geology — were fundamental to my development as a geologist."

Nazrul Khandaker
Nazrul Khandaker

GSA member since 1985
GSA International Secretary

"Membership with GSA opens up a plethora of geoscience-related opportunities…"

Lewis Land
Lewis Land

GSA member since 1992

"The things I value most about my GSA membership are the opportunities it provides for professional interaction with other geoscientists and students…"

 Mark Little
Mark Little

GSA President Elect, 2021

"From someone in industry, or a tenured professor, to someone with an undergraduate geoscience degree who may not be working in the field, GSA provides context for many different kinds of opportunities."

Jonathan G. Price
Jonathan G. Price

GSA member since 1974; GSA Fellow since 1989; GSA President 2015–2016

"I have appreciated my membership in GSA primarily because of the science—"

Darryl Reano
Darryl Reano

GSA member since 2006

"GSA has afforded me many opportunities, including research funding, leadership experience, and the ability to network with outstanding professionals in my research areas."

Maisie Richards
Mariah “Maisie” Richards

GSA member since 2010

"GSA, in the forms of inspiring programs, grants and awards, and beautiful rocks, has been there to help guide me along my winding path."

Tiffany Rivera
Tiffany Rivera

GSA member since 2006

"GSA is more than just a membership. It is a community of learners and scientists…"

Steven Semken
Steven Semken

GSA member since 1988; GSA Fellow since 2014

"… because of the Society's long-standing support of effective practice and rigorous research in geoscience education."

 Sinjini Sinha
Sinjini Sinha

GSA Member since 2017

"Never underestimate the scope of networking, and GSA is a great place for that."

Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith

GSA member since 2013

"… be an active member. You never know when you are going to meet someone who can help you."

Susan Stover
Susan Stover

GSA member since 2010; GSA Fellow since 2015

"GSA membership has enriched my life professionally and intellectually."

David Szymanski
David Szymanski

GSA member since 1997; GSA Fellow since 2017

"Without a hint of hyperbole, becoming a member of GSA changed my life."

Kelsi Ustipak
Kelsi Ustipak

GSA member since 2011

"Membership with GSA has been an invaluable part of my growth as a geoscientist."