Hello everyone! My name is Saida Burns-Moore, and I am a Mosaics in Science intern who will be working as an Education Assistant at Wind Cave National Park this summer. Hailing from Bronx, New York, my geological interests began after attending a camping trip in the fourth grade. From that point on, I knew that I wanted to become a geologist.

My first day of Geology Field Camp in 2019. I hiked Bear Butte Mountain (pictured behind me) located in South Dakota. One of the coolest trails I have trekked with an elevation of 4,426 feet.

In August of 2019, I graduated from the University of Memphis and received a B.A. in Earth Sciences with a concentration in geology. In the future, I plan to attend graduate school where I can concentrate my studies in the field of geophysics, and further my education in relating the changes in earth externally and internally to the impacts they cause to our environment.

I am happy to participate in the Mosaics in Science program because it will allow me to contribute vital research needed for Wind Cave National park to use for many years to come. Geology, science communication, and research are passions of mine, and I am eager to put my skills to the test this summer.

Assisting my classmate with measuring the strike and dip of a fold. Was nicknamed “Our Lady of Fold Axis”.

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