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Education

Expected 2018

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Ph.D., Geosciences
Thesis: Constraining the role of biomineralizers in Ediacaran reefs using a novel serial grinding and imaging technique
Advisor: Adam Maloof

2011

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.Arch.
Thesis: Reclaiming the old Union Carbide factory site in Bhopal, India
Advisors: Vincent Mulcahy and Mary Woods

Journal Articles

1.

Mehra, A. and Maloof, A.C. 2017, A multiscale approach reveals that Cloudina aggregates are detritus and not in situ reef constructions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2018.

Conference Proceedings

2018

Mehra, A. and Maloof A.C., Three dimensional reconstructions of the earliest biomineralizers. Northeastern Geobiology, WHOI, April 2018.

2017

Maloof A.C. and Mehra, A., Constraining the role of an Ediacaran biomineralizer using a multiscale methodology. GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, October 2017.

2017

Mehra, A. and Maloof, A.C., Using serial grinding and imaging techniques to produce three-dimensional models of samples with weak density contrast. GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, October 2017.

2016

Mehra, A. and Maloof, A.C., Digital reconstructions of Cloudina populations: an in-depth, three-dimensional study. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA, December 2016.

2013

Maloof, A.C., Samuels, B., Mehra, A., and Spatzier, A., An automated serial Grinding, Imaging and Reconstruction Instrument (GIRI) for digital modeling of samples with weak density contrasts. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA, December 2013.

Teaching Experience

Fall 2016

Teaching Assistant

GEO 201: Measuring climate change: Methods in data analysis & scientific writing (Utah and Nevada)

Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant

GEO 370: Sedimentology (Andros Island, The Bahamas)

Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant

FRS 124: State of the Earth: Shifts & cycles (France and Spain)

Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant

GEO 201: Measuring climate change: Methods in data analysis & scientific writing (Utah and New Mexico)

Field Experience

2017

North Cascades, Washington, USA [2 weeks]

Textural evidence for the presence of a fossilized magma chamber

2017

Andros Island, The Bahamas [1 week]

Morphology and hydrology of a tidal channel network

2016

Labrador, Canada [1 week]

Stratigraphic and environmental context of Cambrian Archaeocyathid reefs

2015

Salient Mountain, Canada [6 weeks]

Mapping, measuring, and sampling from a fossil bearing Ediacaran stromatolite reef system

2014

Southern Namibia [8 weeks]

Describing aggregates of Cloudina, one of the earliest biomineralizing organisms

Professional Experience

2011 - 2013

Situ Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Developed specifications for GIRI (Grinding, Imaging and Reconstruction Instrument), part of the new Digital Fossil Reconstruction Lab at Princeton University. Leveraged numerous architectural tools and methods to create visualizations and analysis for the Forensic Architecture project.

Honors and Awards

2017

Runner Up, AGU Data Visualization and Storytelling Contest

2017

Fan Favorite, Princeton Research Day

2016

Runner Up, AGU Data Visualization and Storytelling Contest

2016

Arnold Guyot Teaching Award

University and Professional Service

2016 - 2018

Vice President, Graduate Student Government

2015 - 2016

President, Graduate Student Government