"A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it"
-First Law of Mentat, Dune
As a child, I was always inspired by space, explorations of planets and deeply influenced by science-fiction. In the pursuit of becoming a planetary scientist, I discovered polar science as an undergraduate at the Byrd Polar Research Center. There I studied under leading polar scientists and participated in my first research expedition to West Antarctica. I have had a wealth of research experience spanning various aspects of the cryosphere. In my pursuits, I have found studying the polar regions is as enigmatic as another planet, and a mirror on the soul.
Pilot: Aviation is a gateway to space. The first foot at rotation, a thousand feet in the pattern or at a cruise altitude of 30,000 ft, I am one step closer to space
Fencing: As a former competitive fencer specializing in foil, I learned alot about strategic thinking, form, and more importantly about myself through participating in this martial art.
Kirk: My idol
Herbert: My other idol
Ancient: Stepping into Light. Lover of antiquity.