Jenny Nakai

Years participated in RESESS: 2012

An Overview

Major: Geophysics

Academic Affiliation: Colorado School of Mines


Jenny grew up in a lot of places: the Navajo Nation, Houston, American Samoa, and Albuquerque. She believes that research in earth sciences is increasingly important to deal with the resource and environmental challenges that we face today. Outside of studying, she enjoys organizing community events, hiking, running, and being outdoors. Her ultimate goal is to work as a geophysicist, researching global environmental problems and using her experience to educate communities.