Topics of Interest: Geochemistry, Geochronology, Petrology, Mass Spectrometry.
Office: 347 Weeks Hall
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
Geology Instagram: @geochemgal