Who I Am

From fighting wildfires to working on frozen glaciers, my research on climate risks takes me to the most extreme environments in the world. I’ve sought out new scientific discoveries at the ends of the earth, traveling to both the North and South Poles, as well as high-mountain ranges in North America, Europe, and Asia. My entire life I have pursued adventure, refusing to let challenges like blizzards, illness, or failed experiments hold me back.

Resilience in the face of these challenges has been key to my journey as a scientist, and I believe it is one of the most important parts of science. Experiments are rarely perfect on the first try, so resilience can help define which experiments succeed and become breakthroughs. In my life, I’ve been a farmer, beekeeper, firefighter, glaciologist, climate scientist, emergency planner, and many other things -- always looking for the next scientific mystery to solve. Because regardless of where I am, my work has always been to figure out what is going to happen next.

To travel the world, seeking out the future.