Constructing effective ways to communicate science through art
''I am an Artist and a Scientist; right now most of my focus is on science as I am working on my Masters of Science in the School of Earth and Climate Science at the University of Maine. I study the behavior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet in the past, to better understand how it will respond to current climate change. I also completed Bachelors degrees at the University of Maine in Studio Art and Earth Science.
My love of the wilderness and goal to inspire people to preserve it drives me to use creativity to communicate information about important environmental topics with a broad audience. I want science to be communicated in as many diverse ways as possible in order to reach broader audiences. I hope both to inform people about these topics, and to motivate them to take action, or even just spend more time outdoors.
Thus far, I have conducted research on the mountain glaciers of Washington and British Columbia, in the Dry Valleys and Transantarctic Mountains of Antarctica, over the rolling hills and carved cirques of the Falkland Islands, and around the aqua lakes and ochre mountains of New Zealand. I make art inspired by all of these experiences.''