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.
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.