Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Mentor Database

Name (First, Last)
Aradhna Tripati
Job/ Position Title/ Classification
Assistant Professor
Department/ Unit/ Branch
Institute of Environment/Earth and Space Sciences/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University/ Institution/ Organization/ Employer
Los Angeles
Telephone Number (please include country code)
Please check the major focus area that best fits your interests.
  • Interdisciplinary
Primary Discipline
Please list a few keywords that describe your work and interests Separate the words with a comma ( , ).
paleoceanography, climate, biogeochemistry, carbon cycle
Please indicate the main regions where you work or conduct your research.
  • Both Polar Regions
  • Global
Please provide a short biosketch (1000 characters)

I grew up in Los Angeles and did a B.Sc. in Geology at California State University, Los Angeles. I then studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz for my Ph.D., and moved to England to postdoc at the University of Cambridge, where I eventually ended up running a small research group for several years. I then spent some time working at Caltech, and now am an Assistant Professor at UCLA.    With respect to my research interests - my research group focuses primarily on the development and application of novel tools to document and understand climate change. We use key intervals in Earth’s past to study the behavior of different systems, employing innovative experimental approaches to turn the geologic record into a rich laboratory for the study of climate processes. Although most of our work is laboratory-based, we also have a field program (which includes doing work in Italy, England, India, the Arctic, and Antarctica!) and do some computer modeling.

Mentoring activities you are interested in participating in (check all that apply).
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Assisting with proposal development

Preferred method of mentoring (check all that apply)
  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
Conferences you normally attend (check all that apply)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
  • AGU Chapman Conferences
We would very much like to include you in the online mentor database that is available to our members, but we also understand that you might only want us to use your information for our internal purposes. Please let us know if we can include your information on our website.
Sure, include me in your list online

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