Who is Josie Boyd?
August 3, 2021
Students and faculty members studying in geology laboratories at the Carnegie Building are probably familiar with Josie Boyd, but how many can say they know what this laboratory technician’s favorite stone is? Learn more about Boyd in this installment of Who Am I?
Name: Josie Boyd
Department and location on campus: Geology Department in Carnegie 214
Job title: Laboratory Technician
What does your job entail? Sample prep, laboratory setup, and general laboratory maintenance.
How many years at Oberlin? One
Favorite stone and why? Opal, because of the iridescence.
What interests you most about the field of geology? Paleontology [the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants] interests me the most about geology.
Hobbies? Camping, hiking, and visiting national parks.
Favorite Song? It depends on the day!
Favorite food? Southern comfort food
Favorite Movie? Labyrinth
Favorite Quote? "If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few. The future depends on what we do in the present," by Mahatma Gandhi.
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