I've never been able to choose between ways to understand the world, whether it's through science, art, outdoor movement, social justice and politics, history, and more. For a long time I viewed this indecision as weakness, but I've learned that connecting all these different lenses makes the world a more vibrant place and keeps me endlessly curious! While I have degrees in physics and geophysics, and a research background in glaciers and climate change, what I really love is connecting these topics to other ways of knowing, perceiving, and understanding the world. This is what I try to bring to the team as an Inspiring Girls Expeditions instructor.
I grew up in cold and snowy Fairbanks, Alaska with a love for skiing and mountains, and I will always consider Alaska home. I've followed my passion for ice and polar communities around the world to Iceland, Patagonia, Norway, Antarctica, and Greenland working on different research projects, jobs, and field courses. You'll often find me dancing to keep warm or looking for a good spot to sit for awhile and paint.