Chastity Aiken

Ph.D. Candidate, Seismologist



Hello, a bit about me...

I received my Bachelor of Science in Physics from Georgia State University in 2010, where I graduated summa cum laude and won the Robert Hankla award for academic achievement.

Since entering the graduate program at Georgia Tech, my research has focused on the triggering of small earthquakes in geothermal regions and the triggering of tremor on strike-slip faults by large, distant earthquakes. My work has covered much of the Western Hemisphere and has been published in international journals such as Nature Geoscience, Geophysical Research Letters, and Journal of Geophysical Research.

I have received several awards and honors including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, two ARCS Foundation Scholarships, and an Outstanding Student Paper Award from the American Geophysical Union.

In my spare time, I volunteer by planting and conserving trees in my community, judging high school and undergraduate symposiums, and tutoring and mentoring young women who are interested in obtaining a STEM degree.