Katie Inderbitzen is a Postdoctoral Researcher working on sub-seafloor fluid circulation and its effects on the physical properties of rocks and rock/fluid geochemistry, in an effort to better understand the sub-seafloor hydrothermal system. In addition, she assists with the maintenance of subseafloor observatory systems (CORKs) on the eastern Juan de Fuca Ridge flank and in the Middle Valley sedimented rift (where her PhD research was focused) and is involved in exploratory work on low temperature fluid discharging from basaltic outcrops off the western coast of Costa Rica. When she’s not being an awesome scientist, Katie enjoys hiking, camping, karaoke, and is also a seamstress and Master-level competitive costumer.
Katie Inderbitzen holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Miami and a M.S. in Marine Science from the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara. She completed her Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (Univ. of Miami) in 2013.
"In 1995 I was a Student Argonaut for the JASON Project and was fortunate to travel to Hawai'i and participate in telepresence broadcasts to museums and schools. Twenty years later, I'm excited to come full circle and participate once again in doing live science and exploration, this time from the seafloor!"