Backcountry "running," Eureka Valley area, Death Valley National Park.
I'm a designer who works on the communication and tech teams within SNAP and other climate research groups at UAF. I distill scientific methods, results, and relevance into audience-focused and attractive websites and other products that communicate our work and provide a good user experience.
Originally from Massachusetts, I completed a BS in Business Communications (1988) at Southern New Hampshire University and eventually moved to Fairbanks, where I joined UAF University Relations in 1996 as a designer. While at UAF I completed an MSc in Natural Resource Management (2004), studying the growth and ecology of interior Alaska black spruce. I have also worked for the North Pacific Research Board and the Alaska Ocean Observing System in Anchorage to help communicate their ocean science research in print and online.
Unpaid activities include trail running, paddleboarding, sailing, skiing, and backpacking with my husband Mike. My pie-from-scratch technique is unstoppable.