Meet our New Research Intern: Ryan Rivera

Name: Ryan Rivera

Hometown: Riverside, CA

Major: Geology

Institution: Riverside City College

How I got interested in my Major: I just took my first Geology class this past winter semester at RCC. Previously I had switched my major around 5 times, not finding anything that really peaked my interest. But Professor Phelps had me engaged in Geology class every second I was in there, unlike any of my previous courses. So at that time I decided that Geology was the right choice for me.

Why I love Geology: Geology allows you to experience everything our planet has to offer. You get to see amazing things and go amazing places, and at the same time learn about how those things have come to be and how they will continue to change due to the natural processes of the planet we live on.