At the University of Haifa, in the Department of Marine Geosciences, Dr. Price will examine the climactic and paleoenvironmental conditions that contributed to the northward migration of humans’ ancestors (hominins) from Africa. She will use sedimentary archives from ancient seas and lakes, as well as geochemistry, pollen and other microfossils, to reconstruct the variability and influence of tropical storms and monsoons across geologic timescales.
Dr. Price obtained her PhD in Physical Geography from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Following her doctoral studies she received a prestigious fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to undertake postdoctoral work in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University (LSU). She has participated in oceanographic research cruises in the NE Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone.”
Dr. Price has been active in education. She mentored an African American high school student as part of the EnvironMentors program at LSU, which promotes underrepresented students’ success in STEM fields. She also organized a seminar series in which students could present their research, practice their oral communication, and get to know faculty members better.