Geological Society of America Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession by election at the spring GSA Council meeting. GSA members are nominated by existing GSA Fellows in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and the Geological Society of America through such avenues as publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic, and library responsibilities.
Dr. Sandra Passchier is a leading Antarctic sedimentologist whose extensive research highlights Cenozoic paleoclimate change. She has accomplished this work while training and mentoring a diverse group of future scientists. — Suzanne O’Connell, Wesleyan University