Born: 1976

Hometown: Fairbanks, AK

Education: Ph.D. in Aquatic Biology

Occupation: Aquatic ecosystem ecologist and professor

Expeditions: Siberia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Finland, and Sweden to study methane emissions from Arctic lakes with particular attention to permafrost degradation

Favorite Place To Be: On a lake in Siberia

Best Discovery: Discovering that methane emissions from Arctic lakes were the likely cause of climate change at the end of the last Ice Age

Favorite Items In The Field: Bible and running shoes

Personal Hero: My husband, Peter

Hobbies: Hiking, cross-country skiing, running


Advice: Open your mind and heart to dreams, then put your hands and feet to work to make them come true

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