Heidi Berkenbosch – PhD Candidate

Heidi is a PhD candidate working jointly with GNS Science and the University of Tasmania. She studies the composition and formation of black smoker chimneys, particularly regarding their metal sources. Her last seagoing expedition to the Mariana arc was observing NW Rota 1 volcano in 2009. Heidi’s interests in chimneys began during her undergraduate days at the University of Washington where she earned a BSc in Oceanography, and expanded while working as a marine science technician at GNS Science in New Zealand. Heidi is excited to be back on the ocean after a 5-year hiatus and exploring these newly discovered hydrothermal fields.