Expectations for lab members:

Where do EAS alumni get jobs?

What is their career advice?

Click on EAS alumni names on this link to read their stories.



Cecilia Kretz, PhD

Frontiers Postdoc, 2014-2015

Current: CDC Molecular Microbiologist [LinkedIn]



Jennifer Glass, PhD

[Download CV here]

Twitter: @methanoJen

Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, 2011

B.Sc., Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, 2006

B.Sc., Oceanography, University of Washington, 2006


Interactions between microbes and biogeochemical cycles, especially metals and greenhouse gases

ALUMNI (blue indicates degree awarded) in alphabetical order

Gloria (Woods) Spellen

UG Researcher, 2014

GT B.Arch+ EAS minor, 2014

GT Masters Architecture + Urban Planning, 2018

Current: Consultant, Jacobs [LinkedIn]

>>Click here for research paper on lab energy efficiency!<<

Helena Ochoa

ACE REU, 2014

B.Sc. LSU 2014

M.Sc. 2017

Current: Environmental Specialist, Florida [LinkedIn]

Chloe Stanton [website]

UG Researcher, 2013-2017

B.Sc. GT EAS, 2017

Current: PhD student,

Penn State Geosciences


Dr. Marcus Bray, Biological Sciences PhD 2019

*Watch Marcus’ 2018 AbGradCon talk here*

Twitter: @marcusbrayGT

B.Sc., Microbiology, Purdue University, 2014

[Download CV here]

2017 2nd Place Best Poster, Astrobiology Science Conference

2019 3rd Place, Suddath Memorial Award


Iron as a microbial electron acceptor and ribosomal cofactor

Amanda Cavazos, EAS PhD Candidate (2014-present)

B.Sc., Environmental Science, UT Pan American, 2013

[Download CV here]

2014 Georgia Tech President’s Fellow; 2014 Georgia Tech Goizueta Fellow; 2015 NSF GRFP Fellow; 2016 2nd Place Best Talk, SE Biogeochemistry Symposium; 2017 & 2018 1st Place Best Talk, EAS Graduate Student Symposium; 2018 3rd Place Best Talk,  SE Biogeochemistry Symposium; 2018 GSA Research Grant; 2019 1st Place Best Talk, SE Biogeochemistry Symposium; 2019 GT EAS Bradshaw Instrumentation Award


Abiotic nitrous oxide production in marine ecosystems


Jieying Wu, PhD

Postdoc, 2015-2016


Caleb Purcell

Lab Assistant, 2013-2014

B.E. GT CE, 2014

M.Sc. GT ECE, 2015

Current: Lead Researcher/

Software Engineer,

Fortiphyd Logic [LinkedIn]

Ashlee Hauble

ACE REU, 2015

B.Sc. St Michael’s, 2017

Current: Graduate student, UC Davis [LinkedIn]

Nadia Szeinbaum, PhD (2015-present) [website]

2018 NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Astrobiology Fellow

[Download CV here]

Twitter: @nadiaszeinbaum

LinkedIn profile

Ph.D., Biology, Georgia Tech, 2014

M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2009

B.Sc., Biology, Universidad de Belgrano, 2005


Microbial ecophysiology of anaerobic carbon and manganese cycles

Melissa Warren

MS Student, 2013-2015

M.Sc. GT EAS, 2015

Current: Lead Biologist, Jacobs [LinkedIn]

Please email if you are interested in an undergraduate research for credit or ACE REU experience in the Glass Lab.

Undergraduate researchers are highly encouraged to apply to the GT Undergrad Research Opportunities Program [link], President’s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) [link], and the EAS Rutt Bridges Undergraduate Research Initiative Award (only for EAS majors, applications due mid-spring semester).

Cailin Kellum

B.Sc. GT Biochemistry, 2018

UG Researcher, 2017-2018

Current: PhD student, UAB


Abigail Johnson, OCE-EAS PhD Candidate (2017-present)

Co-supervised with Sheng Dai

M.Sc., Biological & Environmental Sciences, U Rhode Island, 2017

B.Sc., Biology, Texas A&M CC, 2014

[Download CV here]

OSE Fellowship (2018-2019)


Microbial protein interactions with methane hydrate and implications for habitability elsewhere in solar system

Rowan Wolschleger

Lab Assistant 2016-present

Lily Sandler [LinkedIn]

GT EAS Major

Undergraduate Researcher


2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur of Year

2018 GT EAS Rutt Bridges

Research Award

2018 GT President’s

Undergraduate Research

Award (PURA)

*Watch Lily’s PURA

research video here*!

Damian Horton

Lab Assistant, 2014-2016

GT EAS Major [LinkedIn]

Miles Mobley

Lab Assistant, 2014-2015

B.E. GT ME +  EAS minor, 2015

Tyia Pratt

ACE REU, 2017

B.E., Environmental Eng + Math minor, Lincoln University, 2018


Read Tyia’s Interview with Pittsburgh Promise here [link]

Jessica Diaz

Summer Intern, 2017

Harvard University

Integrative Biology Major

Ricky Desai

Lab Assistant, 2017

B.Eng. GT ME+EAS minor, 2017

[Linked In]

Bianca Costa

B.E. GT Environmental Engineering+EAS minor, 2018

GT UROP Researcher, Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship  2017-2018

Current: PhD student, U Southern California, Environmental Engineering


Emily Hamerton

GT Chemistry Major,

EAS Minor Undergraduate Researcher

CoS Early Research Award


[Download CV here]

Layla Ghazi

GT Chemistry Major

GT French Minor


3rd place Best Talk Award, 2018 EAS Grad Research Symposium

2019 2nd Place Best CoS Talk, 14th Annual GT Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium

[Download CV here]

Photo: Alison Carter

Photo: Alison Carter

Photo: Jerry Grillo

Rebecca Guth-Metzler, Chemistry PhD Student (2018-present)

Co-supervised with Loren D Williams

B.F.A., Moore College of Art & Design, 2013

B.Sc., Molecular Biology & Geosciences Minor, 2018

[Download CV here]


Iron’s role in RNA degradation with implications for the origin of life and disease

Kennda Lynch, PhD (2017-2019) [website]

Current: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

[Download CV here]

Courtney Williams

GT 3M REU Student

Chemistry B.Sc. 2016

Belhaven University

Summer 2019