Biography and MS Research Topic: Dalene (Smith) Burke, of Louisville, Kentucky was honored as the 7th Wilson Scholarship recipient. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in geology at Western Kentucky University (WKU), and she currently resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky while pursuing a Masters of Science in Geosciences at WKU. Her research interests include caves, karst, hydrology, hydrogeology, and geomorphology. She utilizes aspects of each of these disciplines in her research in regards to aquifer delineation in an island-karst environment.
Current Work: Dalene is currently working for a geotechnical engineering firm in Louisville, KY.