Andrew Alden is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed hundreds of articles for more than 17 years. Andrew works as a geologist, writer, editor, and photographer. He has written on geological subjects since 1981 and participates actively in his field. For example, Andrew spent six years as a research guide with the , leading excursions on both land land and at sea. And since 1992, he has hosted the earthquakes conference for the online discussion platform, , which began as a dialogue between the writers and readers of the Whole Earth Review.
In addition, Andrew is a longtime member of the member of the — an international society that serves members in academia, government, and industry; and the — a community of earth and space scientists that advances the power of science to ensure a sustainable future.
Andrew lives in Oakland, California; and though he writes about the whole planet and beyond, Andrew finds his own city full of interest too and .
Andrew Alden holds a bachelor's (B.A.) degree in Earth Science from the University of New Hampshire, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, in Durham, N.H.
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