Alaina Smith

Graduate Student

  • Bevill 2000, Cubicle S

Degree Program


Primary Specialization

geochemistry, petrology


B.S. Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
B.A. Italian Language and Literature, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017

Undergraduate year abroad studying environmental science at Flinders University in South Australia

Courses Taught

TA for GEO210

Research Interests

I am interested in petrology and geochemistry.

Current Research Projects

M.S. project under Dr. Harold Stowell using garnets to date geological events.

Research Group

Dr. Harold Stowell’s Research Group

Research Group Members

Elizabeth Bollen, James Yelverton

Representative Publications

“Understanding the Kinetics of Hetereogeneous Bubble Nucleation in Mid-Ocean Ridge Lavas from the 2011 Axial Seamount Eruption”.