Natalie H. Raia


AGU 2018 (Washington, D.C.)

Preliminary results from work comparing the geochemistry and tectonic origin of serpentinites in different tectonic terranes on the island of New Caledonia. How do serpentinites entrained in the HP/LT metamorphic terrane compare with those deriving the supra-subduction zone ophiolite (Massif du Sud) and from the basement material? Come find me in the poster hall!

Wednesday, December 12th from 08:00-12:20 (T31H-0397): “Insights into the Tectonic Affinities and Fluid Histories of Ultramafic Rocks from the Massif du Sud, Central Chain, and HP/LT Terranes, New Caledonia”.


Poster Presentation at Goldschmidt 2018 (Boston, MA)

I will be presenting the very earliest stages of my dissertation work at Goldschmidt Geochemical Conference (Aug. 12-17 in Boston, MA). Come find me in the poster hall! 

Wednesday, August 15th from 17:15-19:15 (Session 3d, poster 44): "Assessing the Oxidation State of Exhumed Subducted Terranes: A Case Study from the HP/LT New Caledonia Belt".


Undergraduate Research Published in Lithos

December 1, 2017 Overseen by Dr. Emily Cooperdock and Dr. Jaime Barnes, this work undertook the first geochemical survey of serpentinites on the island of Syros (Greece), and demonstrated that these rocks derived from the subducted lithosphere, and not the mantle wedge, as previously speculated. Read our paper here. Not a geologist? Not a problem! Read a plain language summary here.


I've Moved!

September 5, 2017  I have joined the Structure, Tectonics, and Metamorphic Petrology (STAMP) research group in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Stayed tuned for exciting new work!


End of a Journey...

August 7, 2017  I ended my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike attempt at mile 1801 today at the USFS's official closure point, seventeen miles south of Crater Lake, Oregon. What a season! It is difficult to leave the trail unfinished, but I am excited for what's in store in the next month. Catch up on my PCT adventure here.


Beginning the Pacific Crest Trail

March 19, 2017  I am beginning a 2,660-mile thru-hike attempt of the Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail, walking from Canada to Mexico over the next five months. Follow along here!


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