Meet Jasmine Chase - Masters Student in Geochemistry

November 25, 2021

Jasmine Chase is a master’s student in geochemistry, currently working with Dr. Dominique Weis at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, she started her move westward with Alberta where she completed her undergraduate degree in Geology at the University of Calgary in 2020. Living close to the mountains and the prairies she developed a love for ancient ocean sediments and a fascination for how they’ve ended up today at the top of the Rockies. Now in British Columbia, her work has shifted to focus on modern oceans, specifically: applying geochemical metal analyses to fish from the nearby Pacific Ocean, in collaboration with the UBC Institute of Oceans and Fisheries, to learn about metal sources in the environment. Beyond just her own research, Jasmine is a keen supporter of interdisciplinary cooperation and breaking down stereotypes about the Earth Sciences that keep people from the discipline.