Selena PerrinLab Manager
B.S. Geologic and Environmental Sciences
Minor Creative Writing (Prose)
As a naturalist, I am driven to conserve and protect wild spaces, better manage urbanization, and both prepare for & combat global change during the anthropocene. As a scientist, I am interested in finding patterns and connections between seemingly different fields. I aim to find the resonance in these projects, leverage their intersections, and approach ecological problems in unexpected, exciting ways. How can my background and geology, hydrology, and Mars analogues contribute to palynology and pollinator science? Let’s find out.
Perrin, S.L, J.L. Bishop, and A.M. Sessa. “Analysis of Unique Martian Sulfate Outcrops Based on Samples From the Painted Desert Sulfate Hill Analog Site and Lab Mixtures. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Vol. 50. 2019.
Perrin, S.L., J.L. Bishop, and L. Gruendler. “Investigation of Altered Volcanic Material from the Polihua Trail Site on Lana’i as an Analog for Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Vol. 50. 2019.
Perrin, S.L., J.L. Bishop, W.g. Parker, S.J. King, and B. Lafuente. “Mars Evaporite Analog Site Containing Jarosite and Gypsum at Sulfate Hill, Painted Desert, AZ.” Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Vol. 49. 2018.
From Acorns: Atlanta’s Guide to Georgia’s 33 Oaks | Author
A guide written for Trees Atlanta investigating native oak trees on Atlanta’s BeltLine, their identifying features, history, medicinal properties, and impact.
Race for Survival | Co-Author
A children’s book anthropomorphizing cheetah cubs rescued by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Based true stories. Rights given to the CCF for use as educational material.
Selected Professional, Extension, and Outreach Presentations
- Perrin, S.L, & Sessa, A.M. (2018). In Martian Terrain: Understanding the InSight Lander. Presentation, Atlanta Science Tavern.
- Perrin, S.L., J.L. Bishop, W.g. Parker, S.J. King, and B. Lafuente. (2018). “Mars Evaporite Analog Site Containing Jarosite and Gypsum at Sulfate Hill, Painted Desert, AZ.” Poster Presentation, 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
- Maher, K., & Perrin, S.(2015). Subsurface Effects on Groundwater Flow and Aquifer Compartmentalization at TomKat Ranch. Poster Presentation, Stanford Symposium of Undergraduate Research (SURPS).
Selected Work Experience
Brosi Lab, Emory University (Jan. 2019- Present)
SETI Institute, Mountain View CA (Sept. 2016- Present)
Trees Atlanta, Atlanta GA (Oct. 2018- Dec. 2018)
Arboretum Collections & Interpretive Signage Intern
Stanford Organic Gardens RD&E, Stanford CA (Apr. 2015- June 2017)
Organic Garden Manager & Sustainability Intern
Current National Champion, Shark Catamaran Class (Sailing)
2018 Shark Catamaran Nationals: First Place Overall
2016 Shark Catamaran Nationals: Second Place Overall
Georgia Mineral Society (January 2019 – Present)
Paleontological Association of Georgia (December 2018 – Present)