Tasmanian Field Studies


Madison Beres '15

Madison is a rising junior and a geosciences major from Kennedyville, Md.  She is a member of the philanthropy committee, women's lacrosse team, and is plans to try out for the field hockey team this year. She is especially interested in conservation, marine geology, and energy production.

Nora Boylan '15

Nora is heading into her junior year as a geoscience major and a biology and Spanish double minor. She is co-president of the Hamilton Environmental Action Group and a member of the Recycling Task Force.

Teddy Clements '14Teddy Clements '14

Teddy is majoring in geosciences, minoring in government, and is excited to go to Antarctica for a few weeks this fall with Prof. Domack. He plays varsity soccer, participated in the Pitch Competition, and is involved with the Thought Into Action program, which is a collaboration network of student entrepreneurs.

Aubrey Coon '16

Aubrey is a rising sophomore and prospective geoscience major from Taberg, NY. She is currently a member of the varsity field hockey squad and active on the HAMTREK planning committee.

Joseph Coons '14

Major: Geosciences
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Adriana Fracchia '14

Major: World Politics
Hometown: Pleasant Valley, N.Y.

Caroline Gregory '14

Caroline is a rising senior geosciences major from Madison, Conn. She is particularly interested in marine geology, paleontology and structural geology, and is a teaching assistant in the geosciences department. She is a member of the Hamilton marathon canoe racing team and the Hamilton Geological Society.


Hannah Haskell '15

Hannah is a rising junior from Chadds Ford, Pa. She is pursuing a  geoscience major and a math minor. She is also a member of the Hamilton Environmental Action Group.

Kevin Herrera '16

Kevin is a rising sophomore who plans to major in both theatre and geosciences. He is an RA, participates in theatre productions, an opportunity programs student, on the board of Hogwarts at Hamilton, and also plays rugby and IM Soccer.

Alexander (Xander) Kerman '14

Xander is a rising senior and a geology major from North Haven, Conn. He is also pursuing a major in English and plays for the Hamilton College squash team.


Jamie McLean '15

Major: Geosciences
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Lindsay Pattison '16

Lindsay is a rising sophomore from Altamont, N.Y., and potential environmental studies with a geosciences focus or geosciences major. She is involved in the Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) as an officer, a tutor for the Oral Communication Center a Adirondack Adventure leader, a member of the Hamilton marathon canoe racing team, plays intramural soccer, and is currently training to become Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) certified.

Felipe Ramirez '15

Major: Geosciences
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.

Catherine Smith '13

Katy graduated in May and majored in geosciences. She went to Antarctica in October 2012 with Professor Eugene Domack as part of the LARISSA project.  At Hamilton, she was a lab assistant and a teaching assistant in the geosciences department, a Student Assembly class representative, and a member of the women's rugby and the alpine ski team.

Rebecca Straw '14Rebecca Straw '14

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Hometown: Fairport, N.Y.

Hannah Wagner '15

Hannah is a geoscience major and a math minor, and will join Professor Eugene Domack  on a cruise to Antarctica in the spring. She is captain of the women's rugby team and works at the rock climbing wall and  is a geoscience lab assistant.

Michael Weinzierl '15

Michael is a rising junior from Hudson, Ohio, planning to major in geosciences and minor in biology and Spanish. He is on the varsity swim team and club water polo team, and is the president of a music club Student Music Union. He loves marine biology and plans on going into the oil and gas sector upon graduating.

Isabelle Weisman '15Isabelle Weisman '15

Isabelle is a rising junior and geology major from Westfield, NJ. She is a member of the women's varsity squash team and volunteer at the Clinton Public Library. She will be accompanying Professor Eugene Domack to Antarctica this fall and pursuing an independent study with Domack during the fall semester.

Eugene Domack, Ph.D.
The J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies

A member of the Hamilton College faculty since 1985, Domack earned his Ph.D. in geology at Rice University. Specializing in the sediments, paleoenvironments, and glacial geology of the Southern Hemisphere, Domack has been the chief scientist aboard many research vessels to Antarctica. Over the last 15 years Domack has led more than 100 undergraduates to Antarctica as part of his NSF sponsored research program. He has published many articles for journals such as Nature, Antarctic Science, Marine Geology, and Geological Society of America Bulletin, and has also edited the book, The Earth's Glacial Record. Domack has been awarded many grants for Antarctic study by the National Science Foundation, who also presented him with the Antarctic Service Award in 1981. A 2012 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Domack was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 2011, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2004. In January 2007 he was appointed to the newly endowed J. W. Johnson Family Professorship of Environmental Studies, and reappointed in 2012.