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About Me

Hi! I am a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. My doctoral research in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin focused on deformation processes within the Earth's upper mantle. My postdoc research focuses on deformation in the lower mantle, with implications for seismic anisotropy and understanding strain localization. I am very passionate about scientific outreach and communication, especially through museums and other informal learning spaces. I am enrolled in the UT Museum Studies Portfolio Program, and recently participated in the UT Scientist-in-Residence Program, a program which matches STEM graduate students and Austin-area K-12 science teachers.

Feel free to contact me at rebernard at ucsd dot edu!