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Geological and Environmental Sciences
Kathy Giottonini
Administrative Assistant
Pacific Geosciences Center
1051 West Mendocino Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Outstanding Students

These Geological and Environmental Sciences students not only exhibit academic excellence, but also serve as examples of the mission of College of the Pacific. They have excelled in the classroom and beyond, whether it's through multiple degrees, research, study abroad or service to their communities. They are the epitome of excellence and champions of the natural sciences. Take a glimpse at some of the Geological and Environmental Sciences department's outstanding students:

Congratulations to our 2016 Outstanding Students

Each year, the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate academic excellence.

This May, we recognized the exceptional work of two students with the 2016 Outstanding Student award:

  • Jessica Robinson, Geology
  • Lily Teu, Environmental Sciences

Gabby McDaniel

Gabby McDaniel 

Gabby McDaniel is graduating with a BS in Geology. She is one of 275 students nationwide to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. After graduation, she intends to pursue a Ph.D. in geology with an emphasis in biogeochemistry. Learn more about Gabby>>






Minhchau "Minnie" Dinh

Minhchau earned her degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Sustainability. This Pacific Legal Scholar presented her legal research at the Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference, served as a panelist on Asian Pacific Islander community issues at the National Communication Association Conference, and delivered two Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference (PURCC) presentations focused on Biology and Economics.

Minhchau completed two fellowships: One on K-12 education initiatives in Washington DC with the civil rights organization OCA and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center. She was also a policy and law fellow for the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA), where she took graduate courses at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.


See past outstanding students