Nicole Seaney, MS
I was born the oldest of three children in Bedford, Indiana in December 1990. I attended Dollens Elementary School and Oolitic Junior High in Oolitic, Indiana and graduated with an honors degree from Bedford North Lawrence High School (BNL) in Bedford, Indiana in May 2009. While attending BNL, I participated in Latin Club and served as a manager for the Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls Volleyball and Basketball teams for four and three years, respectively.
With overwhelming love and support from her parents, sister, brother, family, and friends, I became a first generation college student at Indiana State University (ISU) in Terre Haute, Indiana in 2009. I graduated with a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science, Geoscience Concentration and a Minor in Language Studies, Latin Concentration, and a M.S. in Earth and Quaternary Sciences, Biogeochemistry Concentration from ISU in 2013 and 2015, respectively. While attending ISU, I participated in the Environmental Science Club and the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, and assisted in field trips for introductory environmental classes. I also had the privilege of working as a supplemental instructor for Oceanography for multiple semesters, as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Carolyn Wallace for a year, and as an undergraduate and graduate research assistant for Dr. Jennifer Latimer in the Biogeochemistry laboratory for approximately five years.
I was able to attend a geologic field camp in the Rocky Mountains with Indiana University - Bloomington in Summer 2013. The six week field course took place primarily in Cardwell, Montana and surrounding areas. The camp gave me the ability to travel to places I had never been, meet people from all over the world, and obtain hands-on geologic field experience. It was one of the hardest and most outstanding experiences of my life.
After graduating from ISU, I continued to live in Terre Haute. I got engaged to my college boyfriend and love of my life (Derek) in May 2015. I briefly worked at an AT&T call center while residing in Terre Haute and during that time, I met my best friend (Shina). I had the joy of being present when her daughter (Alayna) was born. Shina was a bridesmaid in my wedding in October 2016 and I am honored to be attending her destination wedding in Las Vegas as her Maid of Honor in April 2018.
I was blessed to be hired as an Environmental Staff Geologist by Mr. Rudy Fields of Fields Environmental, Inc. in February 2016. I moved to VET Environmental Engineering in January 2018.
I have three nieces (Rain, Harper, and Alayna) and one nephew (Coal) who mean everything to me. Family is such a huge part of my life and I spend as much time with them as possible. Derek and I have one cat named Peaches and an eyelash crested gecko named Skyler.