Eileen Mary Lind Hendriks was born in 1887. She graduated from the University of Aberystwyth in 1919 with a BSc, later completing a PhD at the University of London. Between 1926 and 1928 she was employed on a temporary basis by the Geological Survey to assist in the preparation of a catalogue of the Survey’s photographs.This was published as "Classified Geological Photographs: From the Collection of the Geological Survey of Great Britain" (1928). In 1930 Hendriks attempted to become the first female geologist at the Geological Survey when she applied for a permanent position. She was unsuccessful and found it difficult to find geological employment. Hendriks continued her geological research well into the 1970s, focussing primarily on the geology of Cornwall and Devon. She died in 1978.