- B.S. Geology, California State University Long Beach
- M.S. Geology, Northern Arizona University
- Evaluation of basins in Arizona for carbon dioxide storage potential
- Basin Analysis
Tawnya is a geoscientist with a background predominantly in development geology in the oil & gas industry and reservoir characterization for water disposal in the energy sector within the Permian Basin of West Texas. Her expertise lies in basin and borehole analysis, stratigraphy and sedimentology, geophysical log and seismic interpretation, and subsurface geologic mapping. She is currently leveraging those skills at AZGS for basin-wide geologic investigations related to long term subsurface carbon sequestration, among other things. Her research interests include basin analysis, specifically in mixed carbonate – siliciclastic depositional systems, as well as sedimentology, paleoclimatology, and hydrogeology of the southwest.