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Education

Expected 2018

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Ph.D., Geosciences
Thesis: Multiscale methodologies, from drone derived aerial imagery to serial sectioning to address geologic questions
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

Teaching Experience

All of the listed courses involve a significant fieldwork component consisting of a week-long trip to make observations for research projects (the locations of the fieldwork are in parentheses). As part of my teaching duties, I was responsible for preparing supplies and logistics and helping students with both data collection especially with drones, differential GPS, and surveying equipment and data analysis.

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)

Journal Articles in Press

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, in press.

Conference Abstracts

2017

Maloof A.C. and Mehra, A., Constraining the role of an Ediacaran biomineralizer using a multiscale methodology: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 49, No. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-304971.

2017

Mehra, A. and Maloof, A.C., Using serial grinding and imaging techniques to produce three-dimensional models of samples with weak density contrast: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 49, No. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-308006.

2016

Mehra, A. and Maloof, A.C., Digital reconstructions of Cloudina populations: an in-depth, three-dimensional study, Abstract B33A-0581 presented at 2016 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 12-16 Dec.

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: Abstract MR31A-2294 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec.

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 2016

University and Professional Service

2016 - 2018

Vice President, Graduate Student Government

2015 - 2016

President, Graduate Student Government