Yin Zhang

2020 3MT Finalist Video: Yin Zhang- Origin of Magma in the Western United States | English | GEOSET Research Video | October 30, 2020

Yin Zhang is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science at FSU. She is a geochemist who studies the origin and the evolution of magmas, under the supervision of Dr. Vincent Salters. She is currently working on explaining magma genesis of the western United States, which is closely related to volcanic hazard evaluation and prediction. She carries out her lab work at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. She presented her work on the unusual fore-arc volcanism in Washington and Oregon States as a poster at American Geophysical Union 2019 Fall Meeting. In 2020, she won the People’s Choice award in the FSU 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Zhang is from Zhejiang, a province in the southeastern China. She got her B.S. in Geology at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), after changed her major from Gemmology. She was a volunteer docent at an Earth science museum of China University of Geosciences, as she enjoyed introducing geology to the public.