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Matthew Reinhold

Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences, admitted Autumn 2019
Born in Sweden, but raised primarily in New Hampshire, where I attended high school and college. In 2011, I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Physics - Astronomy, then found myself working as a laboratory technician in a glycomics facility. A career shift then occurred, as I was offered admission into Southern New Hampshire University, where I pursued a Masters in Education. During the following two years, I was a teacher in Washington (high school), Colorado (middle school math) and for two months, Cambodia (English).

Now it was time to shift back to the sciences! In 2017 I was accepted to Penn State University to pursue a Masters in Geoscience, studying the thermal history of tectonics by using noble gases in the mantle as tracers. In 2019, my time at Penn State came to an end, and my time at Stanford began, where I am currently investigating the consequences of tidal heating on the habitability of exoplanets.


MSc, Pennsylvania State University, Geosciences (2019)
MEd, Southern New Hampshire University, Education (2014)
BS, University of New Hampshire, Physics and Astrophysics (2011)