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Desiree Guzman

Ph.D. in Geology


Desiree's interests include unraveling the histories of large silicic eruptions on the mineral scale. With Philipp Ruprecht as her advisor, her PhD work includes mapping as part of a USGS/EDMAP project in the Toquima Range, NV, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical work on the Oligocene caldera of Mt. Jefferson, NV.

Research interests

  • Igneous Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Volcanology
  • Mineral scale histories
  • Large silicic eruptions
  • Geologic Mapping


  • B.S. in Geology, California State University, Long Beach, 2022
  • B.A. in Consumer Affairs, California State University, Long Beach, 2019