Kara Hoppes

About Me


I am originally from Baltimore, MD, and completed my undergraduate career at University of Delaware receiving degrees in both Geology (B.S.) and Environmental Science (B.S.). Currently, I am Geology Master’s student concentrating my studies in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy under the advisement of Dr. Brandon McElroy.

My research interests currently focus on the use of outcrop and core analysis to interpret paleoenvironments. Additionally, I am interested in how sedimentary characteristics such as those involved in sediment mass conservation can be used to locate natural resources, particularly in the southern Powder River Basin of Wyoming.

To read more on the Cretaceous Tight Oil Consortium that my work is a part of and its role in oil/gas production in the Powder River Basin, please check out this link!




khoppes1@uwyo.edu          |          443-834-3718


Department of Geology and Geophysics

Dept. 3006

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Room 303