About Me

I am a graduate student in the Earth Sciences Department and an IGERT fellow at Dartmouth College.  I work with Dr. Ross Virginia, in the Environmental Studies Program, and Dr. Meredith Kelly, in the Earth Sciences Department.  I am interested in Holocene climate fluctuations and the ways in which the changing climate has influenced landscape development in the polar regions.

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard

My interest in the polar regions stems largely from a love of the landscape.  A Northern New Englander at heart, I have always enjoyed winter activities and cold climates; from an early age my mind focused north.  As a junior in high school, I traveled to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba, where I first felt the pull of the north.  Ever since, I’ve been returning north as often as possible: to the Brooks Range of Alaska as a University of Alaska Anchorage REU student; to Longyearbyen, Svalbard as a student at the University Centre in Svalbard; and most recently to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, as a Dartmouth IGERT field assistant.