Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Geology, UT Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Winter 2017

M.A. Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept., Spring 2011

B.A. Geology, UC Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept., Spring 2010



McNeece CJ, Hesse MA (2016), Reactive transport of aqueous protons in reactive porous media, Advances in Water Resources, 2016

McNeece CJ, Hesse MA (2017), Challenges in coupling acidity and salinity transport in porous media, Environmental Science and Technology, 2017

McNeece CJ, Hesse MA (201X), Chromatographic analysis of salinity-acidity transport  (in prep)

McNeece CJ, Raynaud X, Nilsen HM, Hesse M (201X), MATLAB® Geochemistry: An open source geochemistry solver  (in prep)


INTERPORE 2017, Chromatographic analysis of the coupled salinity-acidity transport system, Summer 2017

CFSES Student Seminar SeriesThe response of freshwater aquifers to CO2 laden brine, Fall 2015

AGU, Fall Meeting 2015Surface chemistry and transport of protons, Winter 2015

SIAM: Geoscience 2015Sorption and transport of hydrogen in porous media, Summer 2015



  • Geophysical Review Letters
  • Transport in Porous Media

Mentor, Geoforce, UT Austin, since Fall 2015

Volunteer Instructor, CRS MASERS, Oakland and Piedmont Unified School Districts, 2011-2012

Work Experience

Graduate Student Intern, SINTEF, Department of Mathematics and Cybernetics, Oslo, Summer 2017

Graduate Student Intern, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM, Summer 2015

Geologist, ARCADIS US Inc., Emeryville, CA, January 2013-May 2013

Staff Geologist, Winzler and Kelly | GHD Inc., San Francisco, CA, June 2011-October 2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, August 2009 - May 2010 


Teaching Assistant, UT Austin, GEO 391 - Modeling Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, UC Berkeley, Astronomy C12 - The Planets, Summer 2012 & 2013

Substitute Teacher, Piedmont Unified School District, Piedmont, CA, April 2012-August 2012

California Subject Examination for Teachers, Multiple Subject Tests I-III for Elementary Education


MATLAB®, Python, LaTex, LAMMPS, Chromeleon®, LabView®, PHREEQC, Microsoft Office Suite®


English (Fluent), Spanish (Limited Conversational), Danish (Beginner)


Center for Frontiers in Subsurface Energy and Security, Energy Frontier Research Center,  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Award #DE-SC0001114
Global Collaborative Research GrantSimulation of subsurface geochemical transport and carbon sequestration, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)