Colleen L. Hoffman
JISAO Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geochemist, & amateur nature photographer
I am a JISAO Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington. My undergraduate degree was in Chemistry from the University of Southern California, where I worked for two years a technician before going to graduate school in MN. It was there I became increasingly interested in iron, carbon, and their role in biological uptake and nutrient cycling in the ocean. After college, I decided to turn my love of chemistry, iron, and the ocean into a career. I recently received my PhD in Earth Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where I focused on investigating the speciation, relationship, and potential geochemical implications of particulate iron and particulate organic carbon within a ~4300km non-buoyant hydrothermal plume in the Southern East Pacific Rise. In my postdoc, I am exploring the dynamic biogeochemical relationship and mechanisms of iron and carbon interactions within diffuse flow venting and other marine environments. Long term, I hope to continue to investigate the role of organic-trace metal interactions and mechanisms within different environments. If you know of a position that I would be qualified for, please reach out through the contact page. If you would like to learn more please use the shortcuts below or menus at the top of the page.