Beth C. Geiger
Beth C. Geiger
Science Communication Fellow
Beth C. Geiger earned a B.A. in Geology from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and holds a M.S. in Structural Geology from the University of Montana. She worked as a NSF-sponsored participant of the Juneau Icefield Research Program in Alaska and then as a consulting geologist for 12 years, working on geologic, environmental, and engineering consulting and contract projects, including project management and planning, field supervision, Superfund site investigations, slope stability projects, rock core studies, environmental histories, and other earth science and engineering projects throughout the United States and Canada.
Beth received a certificate in Literary Journalism from the University of Washington, and launched her career as a science writer in the late 1990s. She has since published over 200 non-fiction pieces in national and regional publications including The Wall Street Journal, Earth Magazine, New Scientist, Science News, Nature Conservancy, and many others. Formats have included features, news and informational pieces, as well as profiles. Beth also has expertise in writing for young audiences, with a focus on middle and upper elementary school content. She has published in National Geographic Explorer, KidsDiscover, Science News For Students, Ranger Rick, and Boys’ Life, among others. She received the 2006 Children's Science Journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her efforts in this arena.
Beth is excited to serve as the 2017-2018 GSA Science Communication Fellow. Beth is passionate about communicating the value of geoscience to society and has extensive experience conveying scientific and technical information to mass audiences. She is looking forward to further honing her skills by creating engaging stories for GSA and pitching exciting, new earth science research to editors. Beth lives in Seattle, and is active in the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Science Writers. More information and a comprehensive list of her articles may be found on her website, www.bethcgeiger.com.