I moved to Fairbanks, AK in 2017 to start a master's program in Chemical Oceanography. I'm interested in the ocean's role in carbon cycling within the context of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. In particular I study the biological carbon pump, which is responsible for the majority of carbon that is sequestered in the deep ocean and in seafloor sediments. I first heard about Inspiring Girls Expeditions through many of my confidant, accomplished, fun women friends already involved in the program. I did not grow up camping with my family and it wasn't until I was in college when I became exposed to outdoors activities. It was intimidating learning outdoors skills by trial and error. Since moving to Alaska I've gotten a lot of great training in mountaineering, climbing, Nordic skiing, and sea kayaking. When I heard more about the sea kayak-based programs such as Girls in Icy Fjords and Girls on Water I was eager to become involved with IGE. I am excited to share marine science and outdoors skills with young women hopefully making these more accessible, less intimidating fields. When I'm not doing fieldwork, coding, or writing I enjoy climbing, biking, skiing, hiking, practicing yoga, cooking, and watching birds at home with my cats.
2019 Girls on Water Onsite Coordinator