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Margaret Avery, PhD

Maggie Avery is a Research Geophysicist with the GMEG Science Center in Moffett Field, CA. She received a doctoral degree in Earth Science from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla California. Presently, her research focuses on paleomagnetic variations and volcanism in the western U.S.

Maggie Avery is a geophysicist, who focuses on past variations of Earth's magnetic field. She studies methods for tracking these variations and utilizing the magnetization recorded by rocks in interdisciplinary studies of tectonics, volcanism, and Earth's history. She received a bachelor's degree in Physics and Geophysics from SUNY Geneseo in 2009, and a PhD in Earth Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2017. Since joining the USGS in 2021, Maggie has devoted her career to studying geophysics using paleomagnetism for the public good, primarily in the Western U.S.

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