EXPLORING GLACIER LANDSCAPES
Science, natural history, adventure
I am an outdoors addict with a background in physics and a love of mountains - things that brought me to glaciology & my current home in Alaska.
Most of the year, I am a PhD student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, studying how the glaciers of Alaska are shrinking in climate change and acting as one of the greatest contributors to sea level rise.
I also punctuate this work with numerous environmental education and science communication activities, and am always eager for chances to share and inform on the beauty of glaciers and the urgency of climate change.
PhD candidate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where I am integrating field, modeling and satellite data to improve our estimates of glacier mass loss rates in Alaska. I have extensive experience in the field, both in planning and execution. I also study the impacts of exploring glacial landscapes on environmental identity formation in youth.
Program lead and co-founder of Girls on Ice Alaska, an Inspiring Girls Expedition. Girls on Ice Alaska is a unique, free, backcountry science program for underserved high school girls, focused on developing young women's STEM, art, and mountaineering skills, as well as self-confidence.
In Dec. 2016, I participated in the inaugural Homeward Bound expedition, a three-week leadership and strategic program for 78 female scientists from around the world, as featured in Marie Claire and Forbes magazines, for which I was interviewed. My experience was also the subject of podcasts from Expat Sandwich and My Home Planet.
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