Dr. Ny Riavo Voarintsoa Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences University of Houston Friday, April 16, 2021 - 4:15pm Live virtual via zoom Colloquium This event is virtual, so please join via zoom. Meeting ID: 953 3714 0780 Note: A password is required to join this meeting. Please call 706-542-2652 and speak with a representative to obtain the code. Alternatively, a code request can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org About the Speaker: Dr. Ny Riavo Voarintsoa (aka Voary), originally from Madagascar, is an alumna of the Department of Geology at the University of Georgia (UGA) where she obtained here PhD degree in Geology under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Railsback. After receiving her PhD, she went to the Institute of Earth Sciences of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Israel (HUJI) for a post doc position, then was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Horizon to continue research at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the Katholieke Uniersiteit Leuven (or KU Leuven). Much of her research has been focused on paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental reconstruction using various proxies archived in stalagmites in tropical regions. Specifically, such research was aimed at understanding the dynamic of the monsoon in Madagascar, which is closely linked to the latitudinal migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Currently, Voary is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Houston in Texas, where she plans to develop a lab to analyze carbonate clumped and triple oxygen isotopes.