Emily Mixon

Enjoying the woods of WI!
Collecting samples at Calbuco Volcano (Chile).
Teaching museum attendees about WI natural resources.

Topics of Interest: Geochemistry, Geochronology, Petrology, Mass Spectrometry.

Office: 347 Weeks Hall

Email: eemixon@wisc.edu 

Advisor: Annie Bauer

About me: I am a third year gradaute student beginning a PhD in the Bauer Earth Evolution Group, where I will use radiogenic isotopes (U-Pb, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf) to answer questions about early crustal generation and the evolution of Earth’s terrestrial reservoirs (mantle, oceans, atmosphere). I spent my first two years at UW working on volcanology and noble gas geochronology in the WiscAr lab (2018-2020). Prior to attending UW Madison, I received a BSc in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin (2018), worked in environmental consulting (2015-2017) and received previous degrees in liberal arts and envrionmental sciences (2015).

Beyond the lab and field, I believe that science is more innovative, collaborative, and fun if it includes people of many backgrounds and perspectives. I strive to build community via my outreach and service activities. I am excited to serve as a part of GeoPath, which focuses on equity, peer mentoring, and community building in our Department. I also founded and serve as the editor of the GeoBadgering science blog. Beyond UW, I contribute to GeoReadingForEquity and FutureXDoc and will serve as the 2020-2022 student representative for the GSA Geochronology Division.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • PhD Geoscience (Expected 2023-2024)

The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences

  • B.S. Geological Science (2018)

The University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts

  • B.S. Environmental Science (Geography) (2015)

  • B.A. Plan II Honors (2015)


Personal Website: emilyemixon.com

Google Scholar Profile

Twitter: @emilyemixon

Geology Instagram: @geochemgal