Photo of Megan in a tent during field work in Greenland
Graduate Student
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Master of Science Geology, University of Wyoming, 2020
Bachelor of Science Geology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017
Bachelor of Science Environmental Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017

Megan worked as an undergraduate research technician in Dr. Isla Castañeda's Biogeochemistry Lab where she used organic matter preserved in lake beds to reconstruct paleoclimate conditions in the East African Rift Valley during times of important hominin evolution. During her master's, Megan's focus shifted to glaciology and Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics. Working with Dr. Neil Humphrey, she used a full-depth array of englacial sensors to quantify ice deformation in three dimensions at a site along the western margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Megan's PhD research will bridge the gap between her past experiences in climate and ice. She will be working on projects within the broad and interdisciplinary field of ice-ocean-climate interactions.

When she's not doing research, Megan enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, and basket weaving. She is quite fond of national parks--especially Mount Rainier National Park where she worked as a park ranger in 2016 and saw her first glacier.