GEM Environmental is excited to welcome one of our new members to the team. Elliot Hoy is our new GEM CORPS AML Geographer’s Assistant. Elliot has spent several years working in IT and traveling before deciding to go back to school. He is now a senior at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He enjoys spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. During a long back packing trip, Elliot met fellow travelers who were geologists and learned about the exciting lifestyle they led. This encouraged him to take geology courses at Yavapai College and pursue this field of study. This is Elliot’s second term with GEM Environmental. He served as a Field Intern with us in 2019. Welcome back Elliot!
How did you hear about this service opportunity?
From a talk at Yavapai College given by Eric Welsh.
Please provide a brief description highlighting your work/area of focus.
Recently I have been focusing in Petrology and trying to better understand the heating and cooling processes of the earth.
What do you plan to accomplish during your service term with GEM?
I'll be happy if I am able to continue to learn and meet more people interested in Geology. It has been really great being able to learn about the practical side of Geology.
What are your career goals?
I just want to be able to live an exciting life. So far all is going great.
Do you plan to continue your education? If so, what programs or school are you looking into and what is the highest degree you plan to earn?
Yes, I am planning on completing through a Masters program. I have been looking into a few schools both in the US and in Europe.
Have you had any other internship or service opportunities before this? If so, how do you believe internships have benefited you so far?
Yes, I've volunteered in a few aspects before GEM. However, GEM has been the most impactful as far as a geology aid. I've learned more about how the geology world works and the types of people.
The internship has helped me better understand my place in geology and how I can move forward in my career.