The Bruin Geological Survey (BGS) is a UCLA Student Organization dedicated to running fun and informative fieldtrips, on which members can see great geology first-hand, as well as education and outreach events, at which members can share their knowledge of our Earth with others.

The BGS is open to all UCLA students, graduate and undergraduate, regardless of major (no prior knowledge of geology is necessary!). Faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to join our trips as well. To join the BGS, simply email us at bgs.ucla@gmail.com. To attend one of our upcoming trips, just RSVP to bgs.ucla@gmail.com by the "RSVP by" date listed in the event description. You can also contact us on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/bruingeologicalsurvey

We hope you'll join us for some good fun, time outdoors and, of course, great geology on one of our upcoming trips!


Current BGS Board Members

Amanda Garcia - President 1st Year Geology Ph.D. student Amanda studies Precambrian paleobiology with Bill Schopf. She’s currently ruminating on how to constrain Earth ambient temperature changes over deep time. Her goal in life is to be an old timey naturalist.

Amanda Garcia - President

1st Year Geology Ph.D. student

Amanda studies Precambrian paleobiology with Bill Schopf. She’s currently ruminating on how to constrain Earth ambient temperature changes over deep time. Her goal in life is to be an old timey naturalist.

Greg Jesmok - Treasurer 3rd Year Geology B.S. student Greg, a recent Junior transfer from Berkeley/Oakland, CA, is a Geology major. He works in UCLA's Meteorite Laboratory with John Wasson and studies luminescence with Ed Rhodes. Outside of learning about geology, he loves singing, dancing, and hiking.  

Greg Jesmok - Treasurer

3rd Year Geology B.S. student

Greg, a recent Junior transfer from Berkeley/Oakland, CA, is a Geology major. He works in UCLA's Meteorite Laboratory with John Wasson and studies luminescence with Ed Rhodes. Outside of learning about geology, he loves singing, dancing, and hiking.

 

Tom Stanley - Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator 3rd Year Geology M.Geol. Student. Tom is an exchange student from the University of Leeds, UK. He has focused his studies towards working in the mineral exploration sector, and acted as treasurer to the Leeds student chapter of the Society of Economic Geologists in 2013/14.

Tom Stanley - Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator

3rd Year Geology M.Geol. Student.

Tom is an exchange student from the University of Leeds, UK. He has focused his studies towards working in the mineral exploration sector, and acted as treasurer to the Leeds student chapter of the Society of Economic Geologists in 2013/14.

Drew Levy - Vice President 3rd Year Geology B.S.  student Drew is studying the Earth's dynamo and magnetosphere. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Sierra Nevada and geologizing!

Drew Levy - Vice President

3rd Year Geology B.S.  student

Drew is studying the Earth's dynamo and magnetosphere. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Sierra Nevada and geologizing!

Axel Wong - Fieldtrip Coordinator 2nd Year Applied Geophysics B.S. student Axel is an enthusiast for both geology and alpine climbing. The highest mountain Axel climbed is Yuzhu Peak (6178 M) located in Qinghai Province, China. 

Axel Wong - Fieldtrip Coordinator

2nd Year Applied Geophysics B.S. student

Axel is an enthusiast for both geology and alpine climbing. The highest mountain Axel climbed is Yuzhu Peak (6178 M) located in Qinghai Province, China. 

Jessica Lin - Webmaster 3rd Year Applied Geophysics B.S. student Jessica is a curious explorer who loves hiking canyons and venturing in the wilderness. She also enjoys reading, playing cello, and collecting minerals.

Jessica Lin - Webmaster

3rd Year Applied Geophysics B.S. student

Jessica is a curious explorer who loves hiking canyons and venturing in the wilderness. She also enjoys reading, playing cello, and collecting minerals.

Eui-Jo Marquez - Secretary Eui-jo has a BA in English and communications, and is completing post-baccalaureate studies at UCLA to prepare for a master's degree in geology. She loves to escape the city whenever possible, and enjoys the mountains, the beach and the desert (southern California is a great place, no?). She is currently working with Sinan Akciz on paleoseismology, and is excited to soon be working professionally.

Eui-Jo Marquez - Secretary

Eui-jo has a BA in English and communications, and is completing post-baccalaureate studies at UCLA to prepare for a master's degree in geology. She loves to escape the city whenever possible, and enjoys the mountains, the beach and the desert (southern California is a great place, no?). She is currently working with Sinan Akciz on paleoseismology, and is excited to soon be working professionally.

Juliet Olsen - Alumni Relations Liaison 2nd Year Engineering Geology B.S. student Juliet studies luminescence with Ed Rhodes.

Juliet Olsen - Alumni Relations Liaison

2nd Year Engineering Geology B.S. student

Juliet studies luminescence with Ed Rhodes.


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