Sherry Brubaker was born and raised in Ridgecrest. In college, her undergraduate work was at Cal poly, Pomona in agriculture and education. She later received a Masters degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.
Sherry taught elementary school in Trona for 30 years, finishing with third grade. Upon retirement from teaching she says “I now have the dream job as curator of natural history at the Maturango Museum.”
She has traveled to all but one continent and still has the mid-section of the United States to do, planning to start working on that this summer
Sherry’s trip to Israel and Petra, Jordan was in November to avoid the heat, since it is just as hot there as here. There was a two-fold reason for going: one was the history and geology, and the other was to take a pilgrimage. Part of the pilgrimage was to also be baptized in the Jordan. Says Sherry, “I definitely saw historical places. Those Romans can sure build. Hebrews not so bad either. The geology is amazing! The region of the Galilee is at the north end of the great rift valley. In one day one can drive from volcanic tuff material to well eroded sedimentary material. The pilgrimage was inspiring. Pictures of Petra don’t do it justice.”
Come see the pictures anyway, at the Maturango Museum at 6 PM on Thursday, March 15th.