WiAA Blog

Dina Brode-Roger

I grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) in a French-oriented household where critical thinking, politics, gourmet cuisine and performing arts were part of daily life. My high school years were spent in the US, Morocco and Norway. I started University at UAF in Fairbanks, Alaska and then moved to UW Madison in Wisconsin where I … Continue reading Dina Brode-Roger

Ekaterina Uryupova

I grew up in Siberia, with stunning views and Indigenous people.  I received my PhD in Environmental Sciences from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) and a Master’s degree in International Journalism from the University of Salford (Manchester, UK). Previously, I completed an internship at the Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty in Argentina and at … Continue reading Ekaterina Uryupova

Emily Choy

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I am very passionate about science outreach and am currently partnered with Earth Rangers in their Northern Project to teach kids about the conservation of Arctic wildlife.   In addition to my work with Earth Rangers, I … Continue reading Emily Choy

Amanda Graham

My journey to the North started as a curious visitor from Ontario who somehow never quite got around to leaving the Yukon.  I graduated from University of Toronto (History), Yukon College (Northern Studies), and Lakehead University (History) and I am currently meandering after a PhD in Canadian Studies at Trent University (part time) while working … Continue reading Amanda Graham

Maria Scheel

am a PhD student at Aarhus University in Denmark. Within the Arctic Section, my research group focuses on Biogeochemistry of Arctic Ecosystems, so particularly greenhouse gas fluxes from Greenlandic tundra and permafrost dominated habitats. Gases, such as CO2 and CH4 can be both taken up by the vegetation and soil microorganisms as well as emitted. … Continue reading Maria Scheel