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James Amato

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James joined the WSGS in summer 2020 as their Geospatial Technical Principal and Map Editor. He is a Wisconsin native and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis in sedimentology, glacial geomorphology, and geophysics. His research has spanned across Quaternary glaciation in Iceland and Wisconsin, to Late Paleozoic glaciation in Brazil. He is proficient in field geology and the application of GIS.

Previous to joining the WSGS, James worked for the Department of Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as their Instrumentation Specialist where he co-instructed the UWO Geology Field Camp. In his free time, James enjoys long distance hiking, and traveling abroad.