Gund Graduate Fellow, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

As a PhD student in the Plant and Soil Science Department, Jenny studies mineral weathering dynamics within soil and parent materials at multiple scales, particularly in the context of different hydrologic regimes. This work is part of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration that explores the spatial architecture of weathering patterns within forested catchments in the Northeast.

Jenny's research is based at Hubbard Brook Research Forest, a long-term whole-ecosystem study in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 

When not hauling rocks and soil clods out of pits, Jenny teaches GIS at area colleges and concertizes with area ensembles. They are interested in improving LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in STEM fields at UVM and beyond.

Advisor: Don Ross

Gund Graduate Fellow Jennifer Bower

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Forest soils, spatial analysis & modeling, biogeochemical weathering, the soil-regolith continuum


  • MS, Geology, University of Vermont
  • BA, Geology, Oberlin College
  • BM, Music, Oberlin College