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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(s): Adam Maloof
2011
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.Arch.
Thesis: Reclaiming the old Union Carbide factory site in Bhopal, India
Advisor(s): Vincent Mulcahy and Mary Woods

Publications

Published

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.

In progress

2.
Mehra, A., Samuels, B., and Maloof, A.C., 2018. A novel technique for producing three dimensional data using serial sectioning and semi-automatic image classification. In prep.
3.
Mehra, A. and Maloof, A.C., 2018. Morphological analysis of Namapoikia, a putative Ediacaran sponge fossil. In prep.
4.
Eddy, M.P., Mehra, A., Pamukcu, A., DesOrmeau, J.W., Maloof, A.C., and Schoene, B., 2018. Geochemical and textural evidence for efficient crystal settling in a large, silicic magma chamber. In prep.

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

Fall 2016
Teaching assistant
GEO 201: Measuring climate change: Methods in data analysis & scientific writing
Fieldwork: Utah and New Mexico
Spring 2016
Teaching assistant
GEO 370: Sedimentology
Fieldwork: Andros Island, The Bahamas
Fall 2015
Teaching assistant
FRS 124: State of the Earth: Shifts & cycles
Fieldwork: France and Spain
Fall 2014
Teaching assistant
GEO 201: Measuring climate change: Methods in data analysis & scientific writing
Fieldwork: Utah and Nevada

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.

Awards and Honors

2018
Hanna Fellowship, Princeton University
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

2017
Vice President, Graduate Student Government
2016
Vice President, Graduate Student Government
2015
President, Graduate Student Government