Years participated in RESESS:
Major: Geological Sciences
Academic Affiliation: Tufts University
Research Mentors: Lon Abbott and James Metcalf
Communications Mentor: Sarah Black
Fatima grew up in Saudi Arabia and was exposed to geology by her geophysicist father at an early age. Despite this, geology was not a field she considered for a career until returning to college as an adult, pursuing a higher education degree. She was drawn to the field’s interdisciplinary aspect and the opportunity it provides in working outdoors.