Phyllis Rudstrom Brenner was a geologist who worked as a museum technician with the department of mineral sciences at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History between 1969 and 1979.
Following her retirement, she continued to volunteer with the Museum for decades. Among her responsibilities as a volunteer, Brenner painted the casts of rare fossils for exhibitions and research.
Brenner earned a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in geology.
- “Phyllis Rudstrom Brenner, Smithsonian geologist and volunteer,” Washington Post
- Carleton Geology Newsletter, v. XVIII (1993): 15-16.