Stephanie Mills is the senior metals geologist for the Utah Geological Survey. She received her BSc Hons from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 and her PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. Stephanie worked for five years in the minerals exploration industry prior to joining the UGS in 2019. Her specialization in magmatic-hydrothermal mineral systems such as porphyry, skarn, and sediment-hosted gold has led her to study and explore for ore deposits in the U.S., Australia, China, Chile, Mexico, and Kazakhstan. At the UGS Stephanie collaborates with government, industry, and academic partners on research, serves as a technical reference for mining and exploration projects, and conducts studies characterizing Utah’s metallogenic and tectonomagmatic evolution.