I’m a PhD student in geoscience at UW-Madison. My research interests include sea level change, sedimentology, geochemistry, and paleomagnetics.

I produce and host the podcast Under Our Feet, about how our human stories are intertwined with deep Earth history. Check it out at UOFpod.org, and support the show at patreon.com/RudyMolinek

I like exploring ideas about how people are connected to the natural world, and how geologic processes and history have helped shape cultures and societies. To this end, I am a graduate associate in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

I also have an abiding interest in climate change policy, advocacy, and communication.