Name: Kim Perkins
Hometown: Riverside, CA
How I got interested in my major: I've always loved rocks and geology since childhood, but after one geology camping trip out to Utah, I knew I had to change my major!
Why I love geology: Understanding geology is also understanding our place in the world at large. It's amazing to think about what the planet would have been like hundreds of millions of years ago, and how rocks have been there through that entire history! We're but a speck in the grand timeline on Earth, but it's both important and fun to study and understand the processes going on all around us.