Postdoctoral Fellow and Alaska Branch Director of Inspiring Girls Expeditions, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Canadian, United States
Joanna is an outdoors addict with a love of mountains. Born in Toronto, Canada and with a background in Astrophysics (BS), Philosophy of Science (BA) and Geophysics (MS, PhD), Joanna is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, studying how Alaska’s glaciers are shrinking in climate change. Joanna is also Alaska Director of Inspiring Girls Expeditions, which are unique, free, backcountry art & science experiences for underserved high school girls in remote Alaskan locations. Joanna also studies the impacts of Inspiring Girls Expeditions through social science methods. Outside of work, Joanna lives in the sub-Arctic woods where she spends as much time as possible adventuring on skis, foot and raft with her superhuman husband and new son.