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Cade Orchard

Badlands and grasslands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, showing exposed hills transitioning into juniper forests on either side of slopes
M.S. Student
Graduate Research Assistant


I was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana (with only erratics and quarry rocks). My research areas are sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology. I'm generally interested in how the sedimentary rock record limits our interpretations of paleoecology. I'm also passionate about incorporating social science into geoscience research to foster connections with the general public.

I love hiking, camping cheap, and collecting National Park pins. I'm excited to run in Athens and find some new trails to explore!


B.A. Geology/Biology, Earlham College, 2022

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