Earth Sciences Alumni - Korey Harvey

Korey Harvey, B.S. GeosciencesKorey Harvey

"Hi! My name is Korey Harvey and I earned my Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences in 2010 from Tennessee Tech University. The Earth Science department provided an excellent foundation in geoscience that has allowed me to explore many career paths as a working geologist- natural resources, GIS, environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, and military geology.  The diverse expertise of the faculty in this department and their willingness to work with students in the classroom and in the field forever shaped my career trajectory. Also, some of my favorite memories from this time in my life are of the annual GeoConclave competition at Fall Creek Falls (first place my last year), the geology club cookouts, and our summer field trip classes.

"After Tennessee Tech University I was able to complete my M.S. in Geology and enter the workforce as a petroleum geologist for an international oil and gas company. I drilled exploration wells and developed new fields based on my background in sedimentology and stratigraphy. Next, I pursued GIS and data science as an analyst for a global consulting firm. I led GIS mapping projects and developed new techniques for natural hazard modeling. Currently I am geologist for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and truly love utilizing my geologic background to inform our government leaders and support the warfighter. My work ranges from geodesy, geology, geotechnical engineering, remote sensing, research and development, and mapping- sometimes in a single day. Our motto is ‘Know the Earth, Show the Way’ and I am able to serve that mission all because of my beginnings at Tennessee Tech University.

"I am truly thankful to the Earth Science department faculty and the geology friends I made during these formative years of my life," Korey Harvey.

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