PhD student, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Boulder with the Aerospace Engineering department and the Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Sciences focus area. My research looks at how changes in sea ice cover lead to warming in the upper layers of the Arctic Ocean, how that heat delays freeze-up in the fall, and how the whole process manifests as thinner first-year ice cover the following spring. I also work on projects developing novel observational methods for Arctic research, including microbuoys and unmanned-aircraft based systems. Prior to coming to CU Boulder, I grew up in Alaska and went to Dartmouth College.