Karin is a Dutch PhD student currently working at the University of Bremen, in Germany. Her interest in the Earth beneath our feet started during geography lessons and was strengthened by a holiday trip to a volcanic region. Rocks turned out to be much more interesting to her than soil and seeing the beautiful landscape and different rock types, she decided to study Earth Science at Utrecht University. During the geology courses there, her interest shifted specifically to minerals and crystals, and how they form. Her final year she spent looking at the replacement of one mineral by another when water comes into contact with rock. Currently, Karin looks at sulphur-bearing minerals that grow in and below black smokers at the ocean floor. On the SeaRocks Blog, she will mainly talk about minerals and how to image them using different techniques.
Her department page can be found here.