EAS Geology Major Appointed as Student Councilor-at-Large for AIPG-Texas Section

Hodakievic to Serve on AIPG-TX Board and as President of Texas Statewide Student Chapter

Bailey Hodakievic, a geology major at the University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, was appointed as the new Student Councilor-at-Large for the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) – Texas Chapter. Henry Wise, president of the AIPG Texas Section, announced her appointment.

Bailey Hodakievic

Hodakievic will serve on the AIPG-TX Board and will also be president of the Texas Statewide Student Chapter.

A senior at UH, she is driven by a strong interest in blending geology with engineering. By melding these disciplines together, she hopes to develop solutions that can address environmental challenges we currently face and will continue to do so in the future.

Currently, Hodakievic is an intern with APTIM Environmental and Infrastructure as a part of the Site Assessment and Remediation Division. She has also conducted research analyzing polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) in groundwater samples from the Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio, and surface-water samples from the Guadalupe River under the supervision of a Ph.D. student.

In addition to her desire to develop a sustainable infrastructure to account for flooding, drought, and contamination of vital resources, Hodakievic is also interested in aerospace. She currently works as a project investigator and biofilm team lead for a group of graduate and undergraduate students awarded a NASA grant funded under the LSPACE program. Through the group’s work in astrobiology and nanofibers research, they aim to reduce biofilm contamination on International Space Station systems.

- Article courtesy of AIPG-TX News