Email: madelynp at
Office: Mitchell Hall 209

B.A., Geology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 2009


I am a PhD student in Larry Benninger’s group, studying how soils and water interact, and the physical and chemical changes that occur as a result of those interactions. I am also very interested in STEM education and how university faculty and secondary educators can work together to engage young students in the science process.

Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, reading, writing, and making tortillas.