Peredo Lab & Alumni
Brenlee Shipps (2016-2017)
Brenlee and I began collaboration in the Spring of 2016, when she was funded by the Office of Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) to study environmental patterns in the whale fossil record. Brenlee presented her research at the GMU Undergraduate Research Symposium, winning the Dean's Award for Undergraduate Research in Earth Science (3rd Place). Brenlee went on to name and describe Borealodon osedax, a new genus and species of fossil baleen whale, which you can read about here.
Cristina Robinson (2016)
Cristina visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as a two week intern to study fossil marine mammals. Cristina's primary project included collecting morphological data on mysticete mandibles. She also learned to make 3D models from CT scans and prepare fossils from matrix.
Jaimie Porta (2015)
Jaimie assisted with Historical Geology labs (GEOL 102) as a student teacher completing her Earth Science Lab Practicum. Jaimie worked closely with students and learned valuable science communication skills.
Laura Hauser (2014)
Laura assisted with Historical Geology labs (GEOL 102) as a student teacher completing her Earth Science Lab Practicum. Laura interacted closely with students to enhance their understanding of the material. Laura has gone on to teach Science and Oceanography at King William High School