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My research goals are to understand the Earth's past climate to provide context for the climate changes of today and the future.  I do this by utilizing environmental archives of climate like ice cores, lake sediments, glacier deposits, tree rings, and isotopes.  I am an avid outdoor enthusiast, with experience leading sailing courses, backcountry trail crews, and experiential education programs.  I am a devoted steward of the planet and enjoy snowboarding, climbing, mountain biking, and camping with my family.  

Signatory of the Tyndall Petition



Climate Variability and Dynamics

Understanding the variability and dynamics of past and present climate change, thereby informing our projections of future climate change

2009 - 2015

Ph.D. Earth and Space Sciences

University of Washington

Thesis on Climatology, Ice Core Paleoclimate Reconstructions, and Stable Isotope Geochemistry 

Paleoclimate Reconstructions

Paleoclimate reconstructions from proxy records including ice cores, sediment and ocean cores, and other environmental recorders

Utilize Geochemical Tracers

Utilize geochemical tracers, such as water isotopes, to investigate spatial and temporal changes in the Earth’s hydrological cycle, including regional precipitation, snowpack, and lakes.

2011 - 2014

Graduate Certificate in Climate Science

Program on Climate Change, University of Washington

1999 - 2003

B.A. in Geology and Environmental Studies

Whitman College

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