Benjamin Shimota


Years participated in RESESS: 2024

An Overview

Program: RESESS Satellite

Major: Earth Science

Academic Affiliation: San Francisco State University


Benjamin Shimota is currently a Junior at San Francisco State University in California. Majoring in Earth Science, he currently plans on finishing his degree before working towards a graduate program in volcanology or seismology. Ben has always enjoyed science but truly fell in love with geology when conducting experiments with his father at a young age, ever since it’s been his dream to work in the field. As RESESS intern, Ben will be working with the ongoing validation of machine learning programs to pick earthquake phases in order to hone their ability to accurately measure for the phases on larger magnitude earthquakes. Full of excitement and passion for the future, he looks forward to working in this field and making a difference in the lives of others.