Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Sujania Talavera-Soza

Born and raised in Nicaragua, I studied Engineering Physics at Tecnológico de Monterrey in México, where I also worked in the manufacturing industry. I obtained my MSc in Geophysics from LMU and TU Munich, Germany, and my PhD in seismology from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where I also worked as a postdoc. I am currently studying the deep Earth’s interior with funding from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Postdoctoral Award in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP), UC San Diego, CA, USA.

The role of citizenship in geosciences

My collection of passport stamps - from hjl at

When international scientists from countries with a very low gross domestic product (GDP) get together at the proverbial water-cooler, we don’t talk about the weather, we talk about immigration. The conversation topics can vary between navigating a new immigration system due to an upcoming move, issues with our institution’s international office or wondering whether we will be able to secure a tra ...[Read More]