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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Kendall FitzGerald

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Kendall FitzGerald works with Dr. Kip Solomon at the University of Utah. Her research involves using environmental tracers to age-date groundwater from seeps and springs in order to better understand the shallow aquifer in the Salt Lake Valley. This work has brought Kendall into the backyards of numerous Salt Lake residents who have springs on their property, leading to her interest in engaging with the public about groundwater resources.​

Kendall graduated with a B.A. in Geological Sciences from the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she also studied English literature.
Her capstone project involved creating an on-campus exhibit that explored connections between art and geology. Kendall remains interested in exploring these interdisciplinary connections between science and the humanities, in the hope of facilitating communication between these disciplines and the public.