Born: 1967

Hometown: New York, NY

Education: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences/Marine Geophysics

Occupation: Marine geophysicist

Expeditions: 27 research cruises in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea

Favorite Place: Home with my son

Best Discovery: That tidal cycles influence how seafloor volcanoes crack, deform, erupt, and move water through rock

Favorite Items In The Field: Hot water bottle, good book, nice shipmates

Personal Heroes: Hillary Clinton for standing up and Rosa Parks for sitting down

Hobbies: Films, reading, skiing, running

Websites: an/dean-maya-tolstoy/

Advice: Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice…follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

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