Organ Mountains, NM


M.S. Geologic Sciences - Grad.: Summer 2021
Graduate Teacher Assistant
Earth, Environmental and Resource Sciences
Cyber-ShARE - iLink interdisciplinary group
under Deana D. Pennington, Ph.D.
University of Texas at El Paso

Bachelors of Science in Geology
University of Texas at El Paso

Snow covered Franklin Mountains


  • GIST Certificate, OSINT Pathfinder Program
  • Upward Bound Program (Guest Lecturer)
  • Field Researcher: B.C. Canada & Barrow, AK
  • Public outreach IRIS Earth Sciences exhibits

UTEP Geology, by Luara Terjo

Academic Experience

Papers (selected)

  1. Semi-automatic Data Integration using Karma. Kejriwal, M., Pierce, S.A, Houser, P. Peckham, S.D., and Stanko, Z., AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2017, IN13A-18778.

  2. Towards Semantically Integrating Data to Enhance a Field Trip Experience. Royo, M., Houser, P.I., Munoz, R., Estrada. E., Villanueva, N., Pennington, D., CAHSI 2015.

  3. Hyperspectral Study of the Arctic Tundra Ecosystem Using an Automated Robotic Cart System. Goswami, S., Gamon, J. A., Houser, P., Matharasi, K., and Tweedie, C. E., American Geophysical Union, 2007.

Conference Presentations (selected)

  1. 2017 National Security Studies Institute-ANS Conference, Panel: Student Research Showcase-Novel Perspectives on Intelligence and National Security Research. Talk titled: “Ontological Applications into the use of Commercial Satellite Imagery for Selected Military and Intelligence Capabilities over North Korea”. Houser, P.

  2. 2016 ESRI User Conference, Talk Session: Mapping Geomorphic Surfaces. Title: Semantic and Visualization Methods Applied to Geologic Field Mapping. Houser, P., Pennington, D. Paper #: 1866.

  3. 2011 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Year of the Solar System. Advanced Applications of Mobile Computing and Augmented Reality for Field Geology. Houser, P., Hurtado, J.


Professional Experience


(2020 – spring 2021) Graduate Teacher Assistant (T.A.) UTEP, Department of Earth, Environmental and Resource Sciences.
(2019 – 2020) Graduate T.A. UTEP, Department of Geological Sciences
(2018 – 2019) Graduate T.A, UTEP, Social Environmental Geospatial Analysis Lab


3. (July 13 - 19, 2015) “Geologic Hazards”. UTEP, Geology Department.
2. (Summer 2011 & 2012) “Intro to Earth Sciences”. UTEP, Geology Department
1. (July 12 - 16, 2010; July 15 - 19, 2009) “Geology & Higher Ed.”, “Seismology”, “Volcanism”. EPCC, TX