One of the earliest times I heard about Girls on Ice was during a presentation by the co-founders of Girls on Ice Alaska after their first expedition in the summer of 2012. Seeing fellow glaciology graduate students in leadership roles made me want to get involved.
I bring to the Inspiring Girls team my excitement for the earth sciences. As anyone who has ever been outside with me knows, I am forever fascinated by landscape processes, geologic history, volcanoes, glaciers, sediment transport, snow, and of course, rocks. I received a B.S. in geology and an M.S. in earth sciences from Montana State University, and am currently a geophysics Ph.D. candidate with a glaciology specialty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. These studies have provided me with the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in many of the western US states, Alaska, British Columbia, Svalbard, Mexico, Argentina, and even Antarctica. Through Inspiring Girls, I hope to share in the process of young people finding their footing in the outdoors and in science.
I love rambling through the mountains with friends and running long distances on trails, preferably with my adventure buddy, Nuna dog.
Girls on Ice Volunteer 2012-2019
Girls on Ice Cascades Instructor 2016
Girls on Rocks Instructor 2018