My name is Michael Berry. I am currently a doctoral student at New Mexico Tech studying geophysics under Jolante van Wijk. I graduated from Utah State University May of 2015 with a degree in Applied Physics emphasizing in Geophysics with a Geology minor.
I currently am the president of the New Mexico Tech AAPG/SEG student chapter and serve as Appropriations Officer in the Graduate Student Association at New Mexico Tech.
While attending USU, I was involved in several extracurricular endeavors. I did two major research projects; both have been presented at several locations including GSA and AGU. One project, with Dr. Lowry, we are prepping for publication. I also worked as an undergraduate teaching fellow assisting professors in the instruction of introductory geology and energy related courses.
Before starting my earth science schooling, I worked for three years as an insurance agent in a rapidly growing financial planning office while going to school in financial planning. While I was successful, I soon discovered I wasn’t passionate about the profession, so I did an exciting career and schooling change to study geophysics.
I am a husband of an awesome wife and a father of a beautiful little girl. I have broad interests in science and technology. I also enjoy golfing, biking, and spending time with my small family.
“Always reach for the stars!” – Me and my daughter at the Very Large Array, west of Socorro, NM.