Kristen Rahilly

Kristen Rahilly (she/her)

Director for Education, COLDEX | Oregon State University


Kristen Rahilly is the Director for Education with the Center for OLDest Ice EXploration (COLDEX) at Oregon State University. As part of that role, she leads educational programming for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers in COLDEX as well as assisting with School of Ice and other educational programs. Kristen has a PhD in geology with a focus in volcanology (the study of volcanoes) from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in volcanology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a M.A. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi. Kristen loves teaching at all levels and has worked as a middle school science teacher at a public school in Mississippi, as a teaching assistant in geology laboratories at the University of New Mexico, and most recently as a lecturer teaching first year undergraduate students at Columbia University.