Michelle Hoon-Starr joined the Geophysical Laboratory as a Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Science Program Assistant in June 2015. Her main tasks include writing, compiling, and editing DCO documents; organizing DCO meetings, workshops, and other events; and designing DCO flyers, posters, and announcements. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary with a B.S. in geology in May 2015. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the geomorphology of the Virginia Appalachians.