EDUCATION

2014Ph.D., Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Advisor: A.R. Flegal);
Dissertation: Pyrogenic Remobilization and Transport of Toxic Metals.
2012Graduate Leadership Certificate, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2007B.S., Microbiology with minor in Chemistry, San José State University, CA
2007B.S., Forensic Science with conc. in Biology, San José State University, CA (Advisor: S.B. Lee);
Project: Repair of Damaged DNA using Commercially Available Enzymes.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2016-presentPostdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside, CA
2014-2016Postdoctoral Scholar, U.S. Geological Survey, Santa Cruz, CA
2008-2014Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2008-2014Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, and Research Mentor, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2007Student Researcher and Intern, Santa Clara County DA Crime Laboratory, CA

ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

2017-2019The Impact of Sediment and Salt Crust Properties on Water Quality in a Dynamic and Evolving Salton Sea. Awarded by the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy, California ($218,625; PI: T.W. Lyons; Co-PIs: K.O. Odigie and J.B. Geraci)
2016-presentUC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Riverside

PAST GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

2016International Association for GeoChemistry (IAGC) Kharaka Award
2013-2014Cota-Robles Dissertation Year Fellowship (UCSC)
2010-2013Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Fellowship
2010Dr. Earl H. Myers and Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust Award (UCSC)
2010Friends of Long Marine Laboratory Student Research and Educational Award (UCSC)
2009Benjamin Hammett Award for Research on Climate Change (UCSC)
2008-2010Cota-Robles Graduate Fellowship (UCSC)
2007CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Travel Grant (CSUPERB)
2007Theresa Edel Memorial Scholarship (SJSU)
2004Fresh and Natural Scholarship (EVC)

PROFESSIONAL WRITINGS AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

* denotes student mentee
Refereed Publications
2017Odigie, K.O. and J.A. Warrick. Coherence between coastal and river flooding along California coast. Journal of Coastal Research 2017, DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-16-00226.1.Download Article
2017Hoover, D.J., Odigie, K.O., Swarzenski, P.W., and P. Barnard. Sea-level rise and coastal groundwater inundation and shoaling at select sites in California, USA. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 2017, 11, 234-249, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.12.055.Download Article
2017Hejazian, M.*, Gurdak, J. J., Swarzenski, P., Odigie, K.O., and C.D. Storlazzi. Land-use change and managed aquifer recharge (MAR) effects on the hydrogeochemistry of two contrasting atoll island aquifers, Roi-Namur Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Applied Geochemistry 2017, 80, 58-71, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.03.006.Download Article
2016Odigie, K.O., Khanis, E.*, Hibdon, S.A., Jana, P., Araneda, A., Urrutia, R., and A.R. Flegal. Remobilization of trace elements by forest fire in Patagonia, Chile. Regional Environmental Change 2016, 16 (4), 1089-1096, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-015-0825-y.Download Article
2016Tejeda-Benítez, L., Flegal, R., Odigie, K., and J. Olivero-Verbel. Pollution by metals and toxicity assessment using Caenorhabditis elegans in sediments from the Magdalena River, Colombia. Environmental Pollution 2016, 212, 238-250, DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.01.057.Download Article
2014Odigie, K.O. Pyrogenic remobilization and transport of toxic metals. University of California, Santa Cruz (Doctoral Dissertation), http://escholarship.org/uc/item/87q911hm.Download Article
2014Odigie, K.O., Cohen, A.S., Swarzenski, P.W., and A.R. Flegal. Using lead isotopes and trace element records from two contrasting Lake Tanganyika sediment cores to assess watershed - lake exchange. Applied Geochemistry 2014, 51, 184-190, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.10.007.Download Article
2014Odigie, K.O. and A.R. Flegal. Trace metal inventories and lead isotopic composition chronicle a forest fire’s remobilization of industrial contaminants deposited in the Angeles National Forest. PLoS ONE 2014, 9 (9), e107835, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107835.Download Article
2014Kristensen, L.J.*, Taylor, M.P., Odigie, K.O., Hibdon, S.A., and A.R. Flegal. Lead isotopic compositions of ash sourced from Australian bushfires. Environmental Pollution 2014, 190, 159-165, DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol2014.03.025.Download Article
2012Lee, S.B., Clabaugh, K.C., Silva, B., Odigie, K.O., Coble, M.D., Loreille, O., Scheible, M., Fourney, R.M., Stevens, J., Carmody, G.R., Parsons, T.J., Selmanovic, A., Eisenberg, A.J., Budowle, B., Ahmad, T., Miller, R.W. and C.A. Crouse. Assessing a novel room temperature DNA storage medium for forensic biological samples. Forensic Science International Genetics 2012, 6 (1), 31-40, DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2011.01.008.Download Article
2011Odigie, K.O. and A.R. Flegal. Pyrogenic remobilization of historic industrial lead depositions. Environmental Science and Technology 2011, 45 (15), 6290-6295, DOI: 10.1021/es200944w.Download Article
Selected Media Coverage of Research
2016Graduate research on toxic metals earns international award: https://news.ucsc.edu/2016/06/odigie-award.html
2014The impact of wildfires: https://news.ucsc.edu/2014/05/grad-project-2014-odigie-kingsley.html
2012Lead’s Everlasting Legacy: http://sciencenotes.ucsc.edu/2012/pages/lead/lead.html
2009Mercury in San Francisco Bay (KQED QUEST video): http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/mercury-in-san-francisco-bay/ (minute 2:05)

Programming Languages and Software: MATLAB, R, Python, ArcGIS, QGIS, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe eLearning Suite, SigmaPlot, SYSTAT Statistical Package, PHP, and MYSQL.

TEACHING AND MENTORING

Teaching Interests: Geochemistry, Sources and Fates of Pollutants, Hydrochemistry, Applications of Isotopes in Geosciences, Research Methods in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health, and Instrumental Analysis in Geosciences.

Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer
2013Interdisciplinary Approaches in Environmental Toxicology (METX 200)
2012Aquatic Toxicology (METX 80E)
2012Interdisciplinary Approaches in Environmental Toxicology (METX 200)
2012Sources and Fates of Pollutants (METX 201)
2011General Microbiology (METX 101)
Academic and Research Mentor
2017Mentor Judge for Graduate Oral Presentations, 2017 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
2017Mentor, 2017 Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, France.
2008-presentMentor graduate and undergraduate students in application of geochemical tools and trace metal analytical techniques (mentees have received awards – including Dean’s Award for Research).

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Editorial and Outside Reviews
2014-presentReviewer for Environmental Pollution, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Applied Geochemistry, Science of the Total Environment, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Limnology, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Chemosphere, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, and United States National Science Bowl (sponsored by the US Department of Energy Office of Science).
2015Facilitated the reviews for a special issue for Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies.
Professional Affiliations
2016-presentInternational Association for GeoChemistry (IAGC), Member
2010-presentAmerican Geophysical Union, Member
2011-2014American Chemical Society, Member
2007-2008American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Member
2007-2008California Academy of Criminalists, Member
Selected Public Service Activities
2017SACNAS Sessions reviewer, 2017 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
2017SACNAS Abstracts reviewer, 2017 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
2017Exhibitor, Are We Alone? UC Riverside Science Lecture Series, Riverside, CA
2016Judge, 2016 Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair (K-12), Watsonville, CA
2015Judge, Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA) – 2015 American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2015Judge, 2015 Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair (K-12), Watsonville, CA
2014Exhibitor, Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Young Girls, Hartnell College, Salinas CA
2014Panelist, Graduate School Panel, 2014 Afrikan Black Coalition Conference (Attendees came from all UC campuses), University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2013Design and participation in science outreach activities, organized by UCSC Women in Science and Engineering, for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade classes at Edward A. Hall Middle School, Watsonville, CA (Pajaro Valley Unified School District)
2013Laboratory tour to a 6th grade class of ~20 students from the Watsonville Charter School of the Arts (Pajaro Valley Unified School District)
2012Laboratory tour to a 6th grade class of ~20 students from the Watsonville Charter School of the Arts (Pajaro Valley Unified School District)
2012Panelist, Workshop on Transferring to UCSC STEM Programs from Community Colleges
2011Laboratory tour to high school students from the Fresno Upward Bound Program
2010Guest Speaker, MARC/LSAMP/RISE Students Meeting, San Jose State University, CA
Selected Trainings and Workshops
2017Drilling and Coring Planning Workshop, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
2017Satellite-derived Annual PM2.5 Data Sets in Support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Workshop organized by NASA
2016Drilling and Coring Summer Institute (DCSI), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
2016Bay Area Postdocs: Workshop on Scientific Teaching organized by the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL), San Francisco State University, CA
2016Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Environmental Professionals, Stanford University, CA
2015Emotional Intelligence Series - Self Awareness, University of California, Santa Cruz
2015UC Cyber Security Awareness, University of California, Santa Cruz
2013NASA Air Quality Remote Sensing Training hosted by BAAQMD, University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, Santa Clara, CA
2013Perspectives on the Law, Science, and Policy of Dynamic Marine Conservation, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, CA
20132013 Monterey Bay Regional Mentorship Alliance’s Mentor Training Workshop, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), California State University, Monterey Bay, CA
2011UCSC Graduate Leadership Academy
2010Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences, On the Cutting Edge Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty/SERC Carleton
2009UC Toxic Substances Research & Teaching Program - Coastal Toxicology, University of California, Davis, CA/Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory
2007NSF-sponsored Research Using Molecular Biological Application (RUMBA), San José State University, CA

Instrumentation: Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (CVAFS), and Microscopy.

Other Publications (Abstracts, Conference Proceedings, and Technical Reports)

Odigie, K.O., Burley, L., Fitch, I. and Lee, S. Repair of damaged DNA using commercially available enzymes. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008, 14, 53-54.
Clabaugh, K., Silva, B., Odigie, K.O., Fourney, R., Stevens, J., Carmody, G., Coble, M., Loreille, O., Scheible, M., Kline, M., Parsons, T., Pozder, A., Eisenberg, A., Budowle, B., and Lee, S. B. Storage of DNA samples at ambient temperature using DNA-SampleMatrix. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008, 14, 51.

Selected Presentations (from 2010)

2017Odigie, K.O. Historical fluxes of toxic trace elements. 2017 University of California President’s and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat, Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA.
Odigie, K.O., Hardisty, D., Geraci, J., and Lyons, T.W. Historical fluxes of toxic trace elements in the Salton Sea Basin. August 2017 Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, France.
Odigie, K.O., Hardisty, D., Geraci, J., and Lyons, T.W. Historical fluxes of toxic trace elements and associated implications in the Salton Sea Basin. December 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA.
2016Odigie, K.O. Pyrogenic remobilization and transport of toxic elements, Department of Earth Sciences Seminar Series, UC Riverside, California, USA.
2015Odigie, K.O., Hoover, D.J., Barnard, P., and Swarzenski, P.W. Assessing coastal aquifer response to projected sea level rise in California. December 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Swarzenski, P.W., Hejazian, M., Gurdak, J.J., Odigie, K.O., and Storlazzi, C.D. Hydrogeology and geochemistry of the freshwater lens on Roi Namur atoll, the Republic of the Marshall Islands. December 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (invited talk).
Hejazian, M., Gurdak, J.J., Swarzenski, P., Odigie, K.O. Effects of land-use change and managed aquifer recharge on geochemical reactions with implications for groundwater quantity and quality in atoll island aquifers, Roi-Namur, Republic of the Marshall Islands, 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Hejazian, M., Gurdak, J.J., Swarzenski, P. Odigie, K. A tale of two islands: Influence of artificial recharge and carbon on atoll island carbonate aquifers, Roi-Namur, Republic of the Marshall Islands, 2015 Geologic Society of America (GSA), Baltimore, MD, USA.
Odigie, K.O. Impacts of sea level rise on coastal flooding. METX Seminar Series, UC Santa Cruz, California, USA.
2014Odigie, K.O., Jana, P., Araneda, A., Urrutia, R., and Flegal, A.R. Sediment records of trace elements and lead isotopic composition chronicle historic pyrogenic remobilization of contaminants in Patagonia, Chile. June 2014 Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, CA, USA.
Odigie, K.O. Impacts of wildfires on the release and transport of contaminants in the environment. LAUNCH! A celebration of the UCSC student experience (Student Exhibitor).
Odigie, K.O. Impacts of wildfires on the mobilization of legacy pollutants. Graduate Research Day, California Capitol Hill, Sacramento, CA (UCSC Representative, Talk).
Odigie, K.O. Pyrogenic remobilization and transport of toxic metals. Biological Sciences Seminar Series, San Jose State University, CA (invited talk).
2013Hohn, R.*, Ganguli, P.M., Swarzenski, P.W., Odigie, K.O., Richardson, C.M., Merckling, J., Johnson, C., and Flegal, A.R. Mercury concentrations in coastal sediment from Younger Lagoon, Central California. December 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.
2012Odigie, K.O. and Flegal, A.R. Temporal changes in lead depositions in East Africa: A case study of Lake Tanganyika. 2012 Department of Energy Office of Science Fellowship Annual Research Meeting, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York. July 29 – August 01, 2012.
Khanis, E.*, Odigie, K.O., Hibdon, S. and Flegal, A.R. Hypothesized arsenic remobilization due to fire in Patagonia, Chile. University of California, Santa Cruz Undergraduate Research Symposium, UC Santa Cruz, CA.
2011Odigie, K.O., Cohen, A.S., Swarzenski, P.W., and Flegal, A.R. Temporal changes in lead depositions in East Africa: A case study of Lake Tanganyika. American Geophysical Union Fall 2011 Meeting, December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
Odigie, K.O. and Flegal, A.R. Remobilization of industrial lead depositions by wildfire. 2011 Department of Energy Office of Science Fellowship Annual Research Meeting, Oakridge National Laboratory, Oakridge, TN. July 17 – July 20, 2011.
Rojero, J.*, Odigie, K.O., Hibdon, S. Flegal, A.R. Comparison between lead levels in dandelions grown in an ultra-clean lab environment (baseline) and those collected from the San Francisco Bay Area. American Geophysical Union Fall 2011 Meeting, December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
Rojero, J.*, Odigie, K.O., Hibdon, S. Flegal, A.R. Comparison between lead levels in dandelions grown in an ultra-clean lab environment (baseline) and those collected from the San Francisco Bay Area. 2011 SACNAS National Conference, October 27-30, 2011, San Jose, CA.
2010Odigie, K.O. and Flegal, A.R. Remobilization of industrial lead depositions by wildfire. American Geophysical Union Fall 2010 Meeting, December 13-17, 2010, San Francisco, CA.
2007Odigie, K., Burley, L., Fitch, I. and Lee, S. Repair of damaged DNA using commercially available enzymes. Promega 18th International Symposium on Human Identification, October 1-4, 2007, Hollywood, CA.
Odigie, K., Burley, L., Fitch, I. and Lee, S. Repair of damaged DNA using commercially available enzymes. 2007 SACNAS National Conference, October 11-14, 2007, Kansas City, MO.
Odigie, K., Burley, L., Fitch, I. and Lee, S. Repair of damaged DNA using commercially available enzymes. The 110th Semi-Annual Seminar of California Association of Criminalists, October 15-19, 2007, Berkeley, CA.
References are available upon request.