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ECS Early career scientist representatives

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Early career scientist representatives

Early career scientists (ECS) make up a significant proportion of the EGU membership and it’s important to us that your voices get heard. One way to do this is to get in touch with your early career scientists representative, or better yet, volunteering to get involved in your division/programme group.

Union-level ECS representative

While the division ECS representatives gather feedback from early career researchers in their fields, the Union-level ECS representative gathers information from each of the division representatives and takes it to the EGU’s Programme Committee and Council, ensuring the needs of early career researchers in the Earth planetary and space sciences are met at the General Assembly, and throughout the year.

Daniel L. Evans

Dan Evans holds a 75th Anniversary Research Fellowship as a Soil Scientist at Cranfield University’s Soil and Agrifood Institute. He leads both fundamental and applied research, principally focusing on soil formation, and the parent materials from which soil is formed. His research programme comprises three core components. These include: (1) investigating the interactions that take place between soils and soil parent materials; (2) exploring the threats of local perturbations to the stock, health, and functioning of soil parent materials, and the ways of protecting these to safeguard future soil formation; and (3) identifying smart, efficient, and innovative techniques to accelerate rates of soil formation, including the use of bioengineering. His previous research includes the first use of cosmogenic radionuclides to measure soil formation rates on arable soils, and one of the largest global analyses to amass soil formation and erosion data in order to assess soil sustainability. As EGU SSS Early Career Scientist representative, he is keen to listen to the needs and views of early career soil scientists via monthly check-ins, cultivate networks via campfire events, develop early career research collaboration opportunities, and celebrate ECS research outputs all year round, not just at the General Assembly.

Daniel L. Evans

Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr

As a professor specializing in paleoclimatology, my research delves into deciphering Earth’s past climates to understand their response to future climate change. Additionally, in my role as deputy ECS Union representative, I am dedicated to shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in balancing family and research goals. I strive to enhance visibility and amplify the impact of underrepresented groups and minorities within the scientific community.

Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr

Giulia Consuma

Giulia is a PhD candidate at the University of Bologna. Her research focuses on using a multi-microanalytical approach to unveil the deep mobility of carbon and sulfur in fossil continental subduction zones. As the new ECS representative she aims to promote a stimulating environment by encouraging the ECS community to be actively involved in GMPV. She will put her efforts into balancing the G-M-P-V spheres and will serve as a reference point for early career scientists.

Giulia Consuma

Division ECS representatives

Early career scientists representatives are the vital link between the Union and its early career scientists membership. They give a voice to early career researchers in the Earth planetary and space sciences and ensure their needs are met at the Assembly, and throughout the year. If you have any questions, comments, thoughts or ideas for the next Assembly, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them, they’d love to hear from you!

Arindam Roy

Arindam is a Post-Doctoral scientist at the Laboratory of atmospheric processes and their impacts (LAPI), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. His work is related to air quality monitoring practice in India. He is also a climate communicator and co-founded a climate communication platform in his native language Bengali (www.sobujprithibi.in). He has been involved in citizen science experiments with citizen groups on air, water, soil and biodiversity measurements over the Eastern part of India. Feel free to directly contact him if you have any suggestions, ideas or to get involved.

Arindam Roy

Elsa Abs

I’m a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow between the Laboratory of Sciences for Climate and Environment (LSCE) and UC Irvine, currently based near Paris, France. I’m a modeler working on the integration of evolution in Earth System Models, starting with soil microbial evolution. I’m excited to be a BG ECS to help early careers succeed through the organization of social events, webinars and blogs!

Elsa Abs

Shalenys Bedoya Valestt

I am a PhD student in climatology at the Spanish National Research Council (Climatoc-Lab, CIDE, CSIC-UV-GVA) in Spain. My research is devoted to deepening the understanding of the historical changes of sea breezes at a global scale and their implications for moisture transport in a changing climate. As an ECS representative, I would like to boost the visibility of the CL division by encouraging activities and discussion among early career scientists, seniors and other divisions. We welcome new ECS and fresh ideas. If you want to join our journey, please feel free to reach out!

Shalenys Bedoya Valestt

Lu Zhou

Lu Zhou is a newly appointed Assistant Professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her research is centered on remote sensing applications in the study of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and snow, employing altimeter and radiometer technologies. In her role as the Cryosphere ECS Representative, she is dedicated to enhancing communication within the cryosphere community and promoting awareness of social science aspects. Additionally, Lu aims to facilitate exploration of career opportunities for ECS in the field.

Lu Zhou

Position open

  • ESSI Earth and Space Science Informatics

The ECS representative position for ESSI division is currently open. Please contact essi@egu.eu for more information.


Carolina Giorgetti

Carolina Giorgetti is a MSCA fellow in the Laboratory of Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Physics at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Her MSCA project – SHEAR (the role of Stress History on the EARthquake potential of faults) – aims to investigate the role of stress field evolution on the earthquake potential of faults.

Carolina completed her PhD in Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics at Sapienza University of Rome in 2018. Then, she moved in the Laboratory of Rock Mechanics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a 4-years-long PostDoc. Her research has focused on fault stability, fault hydro-mechanical coupling and earthquake nucleation, integrating observations on faults in the field and rock deformation experiments in the lab.

As EGU EMRP ECS representative, she aims to promote discussions and interactions not only in the ECS EMRP division, but also with other divisions, creating a supportive environment for young scientists.

Feel free to reach out her if you have any idea or if you would like to get involved in the ECS activities!

Carolina Giorgetti

Rotman Criollo

Rotman aims to understand the dynamics of the energy-water nexus in the subsurface, as well as exploring its relationship with human activities. This understanding will not only serve as the foundation for better resource management but also for considering the effects of climate change, anticipating and/or reducing natural risks, and integrating them into land and subsoil planning.

As ECS representatives, together with Tanushika Gunatilake, our commitment is to continue the work of creating a common space for early-career professionals, where we can support each other in our careers.

Rotman Criollo

Simona Gabrielli

  • GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
  • Email ecs-gmpv@egu.eu

Simona is a PostDoc at INGV in Italy. She focuses on the study of seismic attenuation in volcanic and tectonic settings, aiming to find magmatic chambers and fluids, but also on volcanic geomorphology and how it can interfere with seismic signals. As a new ECS Rep, she hopes to improve the connection and cooperation with other Divisions and to increase the visibility of the ECSs work during the year. The GMPV committee always welcomes new ideas and new ECS, so feel free to contact if you wanna join and collaborate!

Simona Gabrielli

Öykü Koç

I’m a PhD student at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). My current research focuses on the time-variable gravity field recovery to model mass changes driven by geophysical processes. More specifically, I have been working on ways to mitigate temporal aliasing to capture more of the geophysical signal under the context of future gravity missions.

As the current Geodesy ECS Representative, I hope to increase the visibility of geodesy, create more opportunities for networking within the division and with other divisions, and create a more active community. I value all of the EDI and outreach efforts, and I am determined to build upon the initiatives started by our previous reps. If you have questions or would like to be a part of our ECS team, please don’t hesitate to contact us! You can find me as @oykukoc.bsky.social on BlueSky and as @callmeboyk in former twitter.

Öykü Koç

Garima Shukla

I am currently pursuing my PhD at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, India, with a focus on investigating the origin and emplacement of Pachmarhi dyke swarms of Deccan through rock and paleomagnetic analysis, along with identifying the depth of the feeder magma chamber/s. As an ECS representative, I aim to foster interaction within the division by coordinating various events, meetings, and webinars that facilitate collaboration across different disciplines. If you’re keen on becoming part of the GD division, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Garima Shukla

Rachel Oien

Rachel is a teaching fellow at Durham University, UK. As a quantitative geomorphologist, she focuses on mountain and peripheral glaciers throughout the Quaternary throughout the Arctic. As an ECS Representative, I am committed to addressing gender disparities within our community and highlighting ECS science through our blog. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the GM team, please feel free to reach out to us — we welcome your involvement and contributions!

Rachel Oien

Veronica Escobar Ruiz

  • GI Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems
  • Email ecs-gi@egu.eu

Veronica is a scientist with a multi-disciplinary background, including a PhD in Physical Geography and Electronic Engineering (MSc & BSc). She currently works as Research Support Scientist at the University of Reading in the Meteorology Department. Veronica is highly experienced in research, including areas of Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Electricity and Hydrology. As the ECS representative, Veronica aims to create more visibility and member involvement for the GI division by developing activities (e.g., webinars, workshops, and blogs). In addition, she expects to build an inter-disciplinary ECS community with other divisions. Please contact Veronica if you would like to be involved in activities of the GI division.

Veronica Escobar Ruiz

Christina Anna Orieschnig

Christina Anna Orieschnig

Maria Vittoria Gargiulo

Maria Vittoria, or Mavi, is a PostDoc at the University of Salerno, Italy. With a background in theoretical Physics and mediation, she now specializes in risk communication and stakeholder engagement. She has studied both in Italy and in the UK and she is involved in various EU-funded projects and initiatives focusing on resilience and climate extremes. Additionally, as an ECS representative, she advocates for equality, diversity, and inclusion within NH and all divisions, aiming to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing across disciplines to build a transdisciplinary community.

Maria Vittoria Gargiulo

Mireia Ginesta-Fernandez

Mireia Ginesta is a second year PhD student at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE, France). Her research focuses on the impact of climate change on extratropical cyclones in Europe, specially those that lead to wet and windy extremes. Together with the deputy ECS representative, Angel Garcia Galgo, she aims to encourage early career scientists to explore the exciting research opportunities presented by the division, such as webinars and short courses, and enhance their visibility. They also seek to increase the representation of women and minorities in the division.

Mireia Ginesta-Fernandez

Coline Poppeschi

I am a postdoctoral researcher specializing in meteorological and oceanic coastal ocean extreme events. I explore extremes through their definitions, processes, evolutions and impacts using satellite, in situ and model data. I want to showcase the multidisciplinary nature of the ocean sciences and increase engagement with climate change topics.

Coline Poppeschi

Georgia Moutsiana

Georgia is currently a second year PhD Student at the Physics Department, Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Her research focuses on investigating the features of heavy ion acceleration processes in the magnetospheres of Earth and Jupiter, using data from the Van Allen Probes and Juno space missions, respectively. In the course of her diploma thesis for her master’s degree, she has also studied the role of oxygen ions in the terrestrial ring current dynamics. Along with the PS Division co-representatives Joshua Dreyer (ECS Advisor) and Peter Krizan (ECS Outreach Coordinator), she hopes to promote cooperation and encourage networking among the ECS. In her spare time, she enjoys excursions with friends, walking in nature and solving jigsaw puzzles. For any questions or interest in getting involved, feel free to reach out!

Georgia Moutsiana

Dinko Sindija

I am a PostDoc at the Geophysical Department at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. After finishing my PhD at the University of Leeds, UK where I studied volcano-seismic signals, I moved to Budapest, Hungary where I researched travel-time tomography of the Pannonian basin at the Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory. My current research focuses on mapping of Croatian seismogenic faults using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technique.

As ECS representative for the SM division I hope we can make our ECS Division an information hub for young seismologists (and others) interested in news in seismology, career paths, job opportunities, networking, and plenty more through our series of blogs, webinars, and campfires.

Dinko Sindija

Sigrid van Grinsven

Sigrid van Grinsven is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. She currently coordinates an interdisciplinary project on the interaction between climate change and agriculture. Her research background is in greenhouse gas dynamics, with a focus on methane. She has done her PhD at the marine science institute NIOZ (NL) and worked at the Biogeochemistry department of Eawag (CH) for her first postdoc. As an ECS representative at the Soil System Science division, she aims to use these interdisciplinary experiences to foster collaboration and interaction between different EGU divisions.

Sigrid van Grinsven

Liliana Macotela

Liliana is a Marie Curie Fellow currently based at the University of Bath. She study ionospheric dynamics and the atmosphere-ionosphere coupling using the propagation of radio waves. She also study the observed ionospheric effects associated to phenomena from terrestrial and extraterrestrial origin.

As an ECS representative, and together with the ST ECS team, she aim to serve the ST ECS community by enhancing the interaction at the division level, organising actives about well-being and career, as well as to increase the networking opportunities. She also aim to connect ST ECSs with other divisions and the Union-level ECS representatives by passing the younger generation voices and visions.

Liliana Macotela

Shradha Menon

  • SSP Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
  • Email ecs-ssp@egu.eu

Shradha is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar, India. Her research looks into the late Quaternary evolution of the atolls of the Lakshadweep Archipelago, India. As an ECS Representative, she aims to inspire other early career scientists in the division to explore unique opportunities in research. She also hopes to enhance visibility and promote equality and inclusion in the community.

Shradha Menon

Sascha Zertani

Sascha is currently a postdoc at the Njord Centre of the University of Oslo with a main focus on the rheology of the lower crust and fluid-rock interaction at high grade metamorphic conditions, particularly during deformation. As the TS ECS representative he hopes to strengthen the opportunities of the early career researchers particularly by creating networking opportunities among ECS, with the other divisions, and the geosciences community in general.

Sascha Zertani