Zeigler, Kate (Dr.)


Dr. Kate Zeigler is owner of Zeigler Geologic Consulting, LLC, a small woman-owned company located in Albuquerque. She works with a wide variety of clients on a broad array of projects, including paleontologic resource management, groundwater hydrogeology, geological mapping, geoarchaeology, conservation easement assessments and well log analyses. She also continues to pursue ot her research interests, including field-oriented studies in magnetostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, vertebrate paleontology and biostratigraphy.

Dr. Zeigler was granted her B.A. from Rice University in Geology and Anthropology and completed dual senior theses, both focused on paleoclimate. She obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2002 and 2008 respectively. Her master’s thesis focused on a large bonebed in Upper Triassic strata near Ghost Ranch, New Mexico and her doctoral research included developing one of the first complete magnetic polarity chronologies for the Triassic Chinle Formation in New Mexico. Dr. Zeigler served on the Executive Committee of the New Mexico Geological Society (2006 – 2011) and she is the current Chair of the Scholarship Program. She is the Past-Chair of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America. In September of 2015, she earned her professional geologist certification (CPG) from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. In addition, she coaches a local high school Science Olympiad team and is engaged in several programs for mentoring girls in STEM disciplines.

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