Michelle Abshire

PhD Candidate

105 Noble Research Center


Michelle earned her Bachelor's degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University in 2016. In her senior year she was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Michelle continued her education in the Boone Pickens School of Geology PhD program, advised by Dr. Natascha Riedinger, where she studies the trace metal and uranium isotope geochemistry of organic-rich sedimentary deposits. Her research interests span the geologic record from Devonian shales to modern continental margin settings.