Meredith K. Rhodes Carson is co-founder of Geofuels, a geologic consulting company specializing in the characterization of lacustrine strata. Meredith started her geologic career working on the conodont biostratigraphy of Devonian shales in the Appalachian Foreland Basin as an undergrad at SUNY Geneseo. She then went on to receive her M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2002) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she focused on tectonics and sedimentation of lacustrine strata in the Ridge Basin of southern California, and the lacustrine stratigraphy and isotope geochemistry of the Green River Formation in southwestern Wyoming. She spent 6 years working as a geologist for BP in deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration and in operations and development for BP’s Wamsutter gas field.