The Department of the Geology and Environmental Geosciences alumni/ae biography project seeks to build stronger connections between our alumni/ae and our program and highlight the diverse and impressive accomplishments of our graduates. These biographies feature personal accounts from our department’s alumni/ae in which our program’s alums explain how their experiences at Lafayette shaped their lives and career paths and share wisdom from their own life journeys. These short biographical sketches provide examples of the broad spectrum of different career paths one can pursue with a Geology degree from Lafayette College.
The biographies can be scrolled through individually, as well as searched by key words. Additionally, many of these alumni are willing to speak with current students to answer questions about their experiences and their careers.
Robert “Bob” Von Rhee (1975) Petroleum Geologist
Robert Libutti (2002) Architect
Jessica Luth Richter (2001) PhD candidate in Environmental Policy
Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian (1997) Associate Professor Temple University
Hannah Kowalski (2014) Environmental Geologist
Charles Bartberger (1967) former Petroleum Geologist
Kristen Berger (2015) Professional Liability Underwriter
Peter Cocheo (1991) Secondary School Teacher
Sean Murphy (2011) Petroleum Geologist
Derek Pizarro (2004) Environmental Remediation
Hilary White (2010) PhD Student in Climate Science