I became involved with Inspiring Girls as a guest science instructor and gear fairy volunteer for the Girls on Ice Alaska program in 2015. Being a part of a group of women and girls learning and laughing together in the wilderness was magical, and I was instantly hooked. I felt that this program would help me grow into the person I wanted to be by supporting young women as they face their own challenges and learn how to bring their own spark into the world. I knew I had to continue being involved with Inspiring Girls.
After serving as a coordinator for Girls on Ice Baker in 2016, I am beyond excited to be instructing for the Girls on Ice Alaska program for summer 2017. As a lifelong Alaskan, I'm looking forward to sharing a place that I have deep connection with. I hope to share my love of both science and art and my perspective on how glaciers play a role in the surrounding landscape and ecology. I feel extremely lucky that I have the privilege to witness girls learn how capable and powerful they can be!
I completed a masters degree in Geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in December 2016. My research focus is on using computer models to investigate changes to Alaskan glaciers and water resources. I earned a BS degree in Physics from Carleton College in 2013. I often find myself traveling to cold and snowy places beyond Alaska for field work (and ski adventures!) such as Iceland, Svalbard, Patagonia, and most recently, Antarctica!
Girls on Ice Guest Instructor 2015
Girls on Ice Cascades Coordinator 2016
Girls on Ice Alaska Instructor 2017