Combining a geosciences major and a climate change concentration is enabling me to study what interests me academically: the arctic and glaciology and the way glaciers and polar landscapes can preserve records of past and present climate change. I completed a practical experience for the concentration with the Juneau Icefield Research Program in Alaska, where I learned glaciological field methods and witnessed the impact of modern climate change on temperate glaciers and the connected ecosystems. I also completed a research project on biogeochemical cycling on a retreating glacier. After that, I spent two semesters in the arctic: one in Iceland studying climate change and one in Norway studying geology.
“I completed a practical experience with the Juneau Icefield Research Program in Alaska, where I learned glaciological field methods.”