Amelia Muscott

Photos by Marc Campos

Occidental College Science Scholar Amelia Muscott ’22 studies glaciers by analyzing lakebed sediments in Wyoming’s Teton Mountain Range.

Geology major Amelia Muscott '22 was named a 2021-22 Occidental College Science Scholar and presented with a research grant funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation. Working with Assistant Professor of Geology Darren Larsen, Amelia's project, “Reconstructing glacial fluctuations and late Holocene hydroclimate variability in the western U.S. from alpine lake sediments,” is an extension of the work she did in summer 2020 analyzing sediments from Lake Solitude, a non-glacial lake in Wyoming’s Teton Mountain Range.

Amelia Muscott, left, and fellow researchers collecting sediment samples in Wyoming.