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Dr. Molly L. Yunker

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Dr. Molly L. Yunker

Molly Yunker

Molly joined the Oklahoma Geological Survey as the Education and Outreach Coordinator in August, 2017.

Her expertise and passion lies at the intersection of Geology and Education. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geological Sciences from Case Western Reserve University, where she completed a thesis on the interdiffusion of metals at high pressures and high temperatures. Her Ph.D. is in Science Education from the University of Michigan, where she studied the design and development of science curricula that integrates the outdoor learning environment. Molly spent two years as a Fulbright Scholar and postdoctoral researcher in Israel. She has worked collaboratively with scientists, researchers, educators, and the public to bring earth science concepts to people of all ages, in a variety of contexts.

In her free time, Molly loves to be outdoors – visiting new places and eating, canoeing, camping, and hiking. She is a doula, and likes to volunteer, craft, read, garden, and spend time with her husband and son.