Dominik Vlaha outdoors

Dominik Vlaha

Ph.D. in Geology He/him/his


I grew up in North Bend, WA, and completed my B.S. in Earth Science with a minor in Geospatial Analysis at Washington State University in 2021. At WSU I completed my senior thesis under Dr. Sean P. Long, where I used quartz fabric intensity and kinematic vorticity to characterize the style and distribution of shearing on the Main Central Thrust in western Bhutan.

I am currently working with Dr. Andrew Zuza and my projects involve studying the structural evolution of the Ruby Mountains-East Humboldt Range-Wood Hills-Pequop Mountains (REWP) metamorphic core complex in northeast Nevada and exploring non-lithostatic pressure in the Himachal Himalaya, Northwest India.


  • B.S., Earth Science, Washington State University, 2021