A degree in environmental sciences and geology
In environmental science and geology, we aim to understand the earth, its complex ecosystems and the environmental issues it faces. This might mean looking at rocks, atmosphere, landscapes, plants and animals to discover more about patterns and processes to learn how they affect modern environmental and ecological systems. As students and scholars, our goal is to solve modern environmental problems and learn more about the interactions of organisms, including humans, on environmental systems.
Valentina Taranovic, professor of mineralogy and petrology
Valentina is a graduate of the geology program here at WSU (2007) while having earned her masters of science in geology from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario in 2009. In her free time (when she’s not teaching), Valentina enjoys traveling, sightseeing, hiking, spending time with her family and friends, learning more about history and archaeology, attending cultural events and playing recreational sports.