Selena Perrin

Lab Manager
slperri@emory.edu

Education

Stanford University (Sept. 2013- Jun. 2018)
BS: Geologic and Environmental Sciences
Minor: Creative Writing (Prose)

Research Interests

My interests span all topics in the lab.  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.

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

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.

Creative Writing

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., & Sessa, A. (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)
Lab Manager
Global Change Program, Georgia Tech (May 2019- Present)
Interim Director of Communications
SETI Institute, Mountain View CA (Sept. 2016-  Present)
Research Assistant
Trees Atlanta, Atlanta GA (Oct. 2018- Dec. 2018)
Arboretum Collections & Interpretive Signage Intern
Stanford Organic Gardens RD&E, Stanford CA (Apr. 2015- Jun. 2017)
Organic Garden Manager & Sustainability Intern
Stanford Earth, Stanford CA (May 2015- Sept. 2015)
Student Researcher: Subsurface Effects on Groundwater Flow and Aquifer Compartmentalization at TomKat Ranch, Pescadero, CA

Involvement and Volunteering

Current National Champion, Shark Catamaran Class (Sailing)
2019 Shark Catamaran Nationals: First Place Overall
2018 Shark Catamaran Nationals: First Place Overall
2016 Shark Catamaran Nationals: Second Place Overall
Georgia Mineral Society (Jan. 2019 – Present)
Member
Paleontological Association of Georgia  (Dec. 2018 – Present)
Member
Trees Atlanta (Oct. 2018 – Present)
Volunteer
500 Women Scientists (Oct. 2018 – Present)
Member, Atlanta Pod