Michael is currently an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin studying geophysics and computer science. His primary academic interest is in software development for remote sensing and planetary geology, while outside of school he enjoys caving and gardening (he isn't always this dirty!). Michael has worked with me on running paleomagnetic samples from Argentina and is currently working on rewriting the ChanGeom code in Python to make it fully open source. Most recently, Michael killed an attacking wild boar in the Texas bush with a tiny knife and his bare hands! He is a true Renaissance man.
Justin is currently an undergraduate in the Honors College of Letters and Sciences at UC Santa Barbara majoring in geophysics with a minor in physics. He is the recipient of a SMART Scholarship from the Department of Defense that supports his undergraduate and joint MS degree aimed at understanding hydrocarbon topography across the Gulf of Mexico and California coast using high-resolution bathymetry derived from autonomous underwater vehicles. When not wearing his stylish survival suit at the clubs, Justin can be found absconding away to New Zealand for months at a time and making hearts in your coffee as a barista extraordinaire in Isla Vista.
RUFUS MUFFIN FISHER AKA "THE GREAT ORANGE BEAR"
Rufus is a 4-year-old Ragamuffin that has yet to get a job. Ever. He is mainly interested in treats and naps and more treats. On the other hand, he is by far the cutest and softest creature that has ever lived so we continue to enable his lifestyle.
LADY JADE LAGERTHA FISHER AKA "SWEET BABY JADE"
Jade is our newest member of the team and is a 2-year-old Ragamuffin. Her main interests are following her brother Rufus around, belly rubs, and eating as much food as she can get her squishy lil paws on. Her academic goals are two pronged: 1) figuring out how to grow thumbs so she can open the fridge and eat a months worth of food in one sitting; and 2) creating a detailed GIS map of the best places and positions to sleep in throughout the house.