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!


Meet the Board Members

Juliet Olsen -  President 4th Year Engineering Geology B.S. student This is Juliet's 3rd year on the BGS officer team!  She has been involved with different research teams in the UCLA department, including Spinlab, the OSL lab, San Andreas fault studies and other independent projects. 

Juliet Olsen -  President

4th Year Engineering Geology B.S. student

This is Juliet's 3rd year on the BGS officer team!  She has been involved with different research teams in the UCLA department, including Spinlab, the OSL lab, San Andreas fault studies and other independent projects. 

 Axel Wang - Vice President 4th Year Geophysics B.S. student Axel is an outdoor enthusiast! He is working at Professor Craig Manning’s lab investigating deep water content and under Professor Vassilis Angelopoulos innovating a more efficient and accurate way for magnetic surveys.

 Axel Wang - Vice President

4th Year Geophysics B.S. student

Axel is an outdoor enthusiast! He is working at Professor Craig Manning’s lab investigating deep water content and under Professor Vassilis Angelopoulos innovating a more efficient and accurate way for magnetic surveys.

Brittney Emmons - Secretary 4th Year Geology B.S. student Emmons attended 5 separate colleges in an attempt to find a career before she realized she was a lifetime student and transferred to UCLA to study her first love. She works for Seulgi Moon studying landslide activity in Southern California and Himalayas. When not licking rocks, she can be found geocaching.

Brittney Emmons - Secretary

4th Year Geology B.S. student

Emmons attended 5 separate colleges in an attempt to find a career before she realized she was a lifetime student and transferred to UCLA to study her first love. She works for Seulgi Moon studying landslide activity in Southern California and Himalayas. When not licking rocks, she can be found geocaching.

Casey Yamamoto - Webmaster 3rd Year Engineering Geology B.S. student Casey first became interested in geology after visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota, where she saw hillsides sparkling with muscovite mica. Nearby, in the Needles of Custer State Park, the granite was eroded into spires and almost potato-chip-thin towers. It was unlike anything she had seen before and she wanted to learn more. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and watercolor painting.

Casey Yamamoto - Webmaster

3rd Year Engineering Geology B.S. student

Casey first became interested in geology after visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota, where she saw hillsides sparkling with muscovite mica. Nearby, in the Needles of Custer State Park, the granite was eroded into spires and almost potato-chip-thin towers. It was unlike anything she had seen before and she wanted to learn more. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and watercolor painting.