Contact: g.wichman.10@student.scu.edu.au

Current work
I’m a postgraduate student in the M.S. GeoScience program at Southern Cross University Lismore. I’m a part of the Landscape Hydrogeochemistry Group supervised by Dr Scott Johnston. Our focus is on antimony contamination in the Macleay River catchment.

Previous work
I was an undergraduate researcher in Dr John Olson’s Watershed Environments and Ecology Lab at California State University Monterey Bay (2018 – 2022).

I completed a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) under Dr Walter Dodds at Kansas State University joint with Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research Station (2020 – 2021).

I was awarded the California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement and
Association of California Water Agencies Clair Hill Scholarship in 2021.

First board story
Whether I’m waders or a wetsuit, I love all things water. I went to a family friend for my first board at age 13. He pulled out a custom and explained the guy that ordered it was late to pick it up so he was giving it to me. I exclusively swore by that board for years. Thanks to it having one of the heaviest glass jobs in San Diego and my progressively better ding repair, it has held up. Here’s the rectangle in all its glory (8’0”, chop nose, squash tail, quad): View JPG. Hopefully I’ll get to hear your first board story sometime.