Led by Charley Driscoll, EMPOWER is a team of over 50 people, including the leadership team, affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, and external advisors. Browse our full directory below, which includes the leadership team and our graduate student trainees, or check out the information about our affiliated faculty and external advisors.
McKenzie BrannonMS, Earth Sciences
McKenzie is an MS student in the Department of Earth Sciences working under Dr. Christopher Scholz. She earned her BA in geology from the University of Kentucky in 2019. Her research interests include limnology, paleoclimate, and geochemistry. Her previous research includes an undergraduate study of a lake sediment core from Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. In particular, studying the seasonal influence on the lake’s stratigraphy.