Earth Sciences at Centralia College, Faculty Information







Michelle Harris

Assistant Professor of Geosciences

B.S., Western Washington University;    M.S., Central Washington University

Michelle Harris and her daughter at Lake Chelan

     Michelle Harris is a Pacific Northwest native born and raised in Poulsbo, Washington. She attended Western Washington University for undergraduate and obtained a BS in Geology. After graduating, she worked for several years as an environmental consultant in the Las Vegas/Mountain Pass Mine area specializing in groundwater management and cleanup. Upon deciding to return to school, she spent the first year at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and finished her MS at Central Washington University with a focus on Igneous Petrology. 
     Before coming to Centralia College, Michelle spent six years working as an Adjunct for several community colleges in Oregon. She is excited about returning to her home state of Washington. Michelle and her husband have a 2.5 year-old daughter and a newborn son.

Office: Walton Science Center (WSC 318–F)

Phone: 360-623-8472 

E-mail: michelle.harris 'at'

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