Graduate Student in Geology and Geophysics
Elvey 410 G
Phone: (907) 474-1896
B.S. Astrophysics - University of British Columbia, 2008.
B.A. Philosophy of Science - University of British Columbia, 2008.
M.S. Geophysics - University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2013.
Thesis: Temperature index modeling of the Kahiltna Glacier:
Comparison to multiple field and geodetic mass balance datasets
Academic interests: integrating ground, airborne and remote sensing data for improving glacier mass balance estimates; glacier/climate interactions; climate change communication; environmental education; environmental identity formation in youth.
For an easy-to-read description of my Masters work, see this article in Alaska Park Science magazine.
Outreach: I also co-founder and program lead for a unique, free, wilderness science and mountaineering program for high school girls called Girls on Ice Alaska, which is part of the Inspiring Girls group of programs. Each year, we take a team of 9 teenaged girls from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to explore a remote glacier for 12 days, to learn about glaciers, climate change, the alpine landscape, leadership and self-confidence. Please check us out! http://inspiringgirls.org
I have also had the opportunity to work with several film crews, most recently as part of a team of glaciologists working on the Dawes Glacier in Southeast Alaska, for a project featured in the National Geographic IMAX film Extreme Weather. Before that, I was also one of the scientists filmed for a beautiful German documentary about Alaska: Abenteuer Alaska.
In December 2016, I was selected to participate in the inaugural expedition of Homeward Bound, a leadership and strategic development program in Antarctica for women in science from around the world.
Non-academic interests: traveling, exploring the Alaska playground, skiing/packrafting/mountaineering/biking/running (and combining those in different ways to access long, beautiful, Type-II-fun routes), dabbling in climbing/photography/art/cocktail-making, having a short attention span.