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Brittany N. Hupp, PhD

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Welcome to my page! I am an assistant professor at George Mason University in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences. As a geoscientist, I use the tools of micropaleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and low-temperature geochemistry to answer questions about past climates, ocean conditions, and marine biota. I'm interested in exploring the dynamic interplay between ocean-climate and ecological change, working to improve our proxy toolkit to investigate past environmental change, and investigating potential biases that influence our interpretations of rock and fossil records. At heart, I love cooking, being artfully creative, and fossil hunting with my geoscientist partner, our geologist-in-training son, and our dog, Darwin. I am actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to join my lab at GMU, so please reach out if you are interested!

EDUCATION

PhD in Geoscience

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

(2017 - 2021)

MSc in Geology

West Virginia University  

(2015 - 2017)

BA in Professional Geology with Honors

Ohio Wesleyan University 

(2011 - 2015)

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor

George Mason University

Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences

NOAA Climate & Global Change

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Oregon State University

(2021-2023)