Lydia Fox is at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton CA where she is both Director of Undergraduate Research and a professor in the Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences. She has been a GeoCUR Councilor for many years and served as Division Chair.
“I am passionate about undergraduate research because of my experiences as a undergraduate. My involvement in research projects my junior and senior years transformed my life. By the time I graduated, I knew I wanted to become a professor and provide other students with those experiences. I get tremendous satisfaction from helping students as they grapple with new ideas and puzzle their way through uncertainty to a reach point of deep understanding. As the campus director of undergraduate research at Pacific, I have the privilege to facilitate students working with faculty research mentors from all disciplines. Watching the excitement an pride students have when they present their research and our annual research conference is infinitely rewarding.”