Philosophy and Religion

Jo-El Sidbury Smith, Work Study Student

Jo-El Sidbury Smith

Contact Information


  • A.A., Political Science - Cape Fear Community College (2011)
  • B.S., Geology, Minor Geospatial Technologies - University of North Carolina at Wilmington (anticipated graduation May 2018)

Accomplishments, Organizations, and Volunteering

  • Volunteer with NC Science Olympiad, Subject - Rocks and Minerals (2016 - Current)
  • Recipient of the Victor Zullo Memorial Scholarship (2017 - 2018)
  • Outstanding Departmental Service Award, Earth and Ocean Sciences Department (2017)
  • GeoClub President (2016 - Current)
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Theta Kappa Chapter, Secretary (2016 - Current)
  • Tau Sigma, Betta Kappa Chapter, Rho Class Member (Inducted 2016)
  • College of Arts and Science Dean’s Student Leadership Council, Representative of the Earth and Ocean Sciences Department (2017 - Current) 

Fun Facts

  • In my spare time, I like to wear an inflatable T-Rex costume around town.
  • Avid reader.
  • Special interest in the Cascadia subduction zone of the Pacific Northwest.
    • Recommended reading:
    • Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami that Could Devastate North America  (Jerry Thompson)
    • Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest (Sandi Doughton)
    • The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast (Bonnie Henderson)