Photo Credit: Student Spotlight Nutaila Al Hadidi
March 6, 2023

Major: Geology

Year in school: Junior

Hometown: Muscat, Oman

What gets you excited about geology?
In my home country, we have various terrain, making me curious about the Earth's history and discovering multiple environments.

Favorite Geology class or instructor so far? Why?
My favorite instructor is Jamie Shamrock because she is kind, patient, approachable, and cares about us. Also, my advisor Doug Pellatz who is always guiding me to the right path in my academic career.

What are you excited about doing after graduation?
I am excited to work in different environments and build my research.

What is a goal you have accomplished as a Husker?
Some goals I have accomplished as a Husker are working in a different field related to my major and volunteering in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to help kids learn more about earthquakes.

What do you wish you would have known when you started as a geology major that you know now?
I wish I had known more about the geology course recommended for each interest earlier so I could take several classes; I would like to learn more about it. Also, I wish I had known more about the researchers provided for the geology major earlier, which would help me earn more experience to achieve my future goal.

What do you hope to cross off your “bucket list” in the next few years?
I hope one day I get the opportunity to visit Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming and get the chance to study it.