Member Spotlights

To highlight the awesome activities (research, teaching, outreach, etc.) of our members we have member spotlights that rotate periodically. If you think an ESWN member is deserving of being highlighted in this way, please let us know (email Becca). We will ask you for a brief blurb of why said member is so great and then contact them to get photos (and make sure they want to be highlighted on our site).

Cynthia Dinwiddie

Dr. Cynthia Dinwiddie is an environmental, earth and planetary scientist specializing in hydrogeology. Cynthia earned a Bachelor of Science in … Read more

Nancy Soontiens

Nancy Soontiens’s research covers a variety of scales in the dynamics of the oceans, atmosphere and lakes. One of her focuses is to understand … Read more

Elizabeth Dahl

Dr. Elizabeth Dahl is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Loyola University Maryland, located in Baltimore Maryland. She received her … Read more

Amy Myrbo

Amy Myrbo, Ph.D., is a lake sediment researcher specializing in biogeochemistry and sedimentology. She is a Research Associate and Director … Read more

Donna Charlevoix

Donna Charlevoix is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for UNAVCO, a science facility of the National Science Foundation. … Read more

Ester Sztein

Ester Sztein has a career path that spans interdisciplinary and international boundaries. It is a path filled with opportunities to … Read more

Claire Griffin

Dr. Claire Griffin is a postdoc in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Her research addresses the … Read more

Susan Gichuki

Susan Gichuki’s interest in science has always been driven by curiosity, the innate desire to know how things work. In … Read more

Attreyee Ghosh

Dr. Attreyee Ghosh is a solid earth geophysicist interested in the dynamics of the deep Earth and how that relates … Read more

Lois Wardell

Following her career as an environmental engineer that included a season in Antarctica, Lois Wardell began a research career that … Read more

Valery Terwilliger

For 18 years, Valery Terwilliger was an assistant and then associate professor in the now Department of Geography and Atmospheric … Read more

Sora Kim

Sora Kim is interested in the interaction between ecology and environment, especially during periods of climate change. Her primary tool … Read more

Kristan Culbert

Kristan Culbert currently works as a Biological Science Technician for the National Park Service at Manassas National Battlefield Park. She manages all … Read more

Jennifer Palmer

Jennifer Palmer is a wildlife biologist, conservation scientist, youth mentor, world explorer, and nature enthusiast. For over 15 years, she has … Read more

Susan Cheng

Susan Cheng is an ecosystem ecologist and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University … Read more

Aparna Bamzai

Aparna Bamzai serves as the University Assistant Director for the South Central Climate Science Center hosted at the University of … Read more

Raquel Silva

Dr. Raquel Azevedo Silva recently earned her PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at The University of North Carolina at … Read more

Melissa Burt

Melissa Burt is Education and Diversity Manager for the NSF Science and Technology Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes … Read more

Anna Åkesson

In September of 2015, Dr. Anna Åkesson received her PhD in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology … Read more

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson is currently working toward her PhD studying sources of atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Her dissertation combines stable isotope analyses, … Read more

Subhashree Mishra

Dr. Subhashree (Shree) Mishra is an Atmospheric Scientist working at the intersection of science and society. She is an AAAS … Read more

Alicia Cruz-Uribe

Dr. Alicia Cruz-Uribe is starting as the Edward Sturgis Grew Assistant Professor of Petrology and Mineralogy in the School of … Read more

Laura Guertin

Dr. Laura Guertin is a professor of Earth Science at Penn State Brandywine, located right outside of Philadelphia in Media, … Read more

Michèle LaVigne

Dr. Michèle LaVigne is an Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin College. In the words of some … Read more

Aradhna Tripati

Dr. Aradhna Tripati, an Assistant Professor at UCLA, is a leader in the fields of paleoclimatology and stable isotope geochemistry, … Read more

Joke Lübbecke

Joke Lübbecke is a Junior Professor for Physical Oceanography at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. … Read more

Rachel Licker

Rachel Licker is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Princeton University’s Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy in the Woodrow … Read more

Corinne Wong

Dr. Corinne Wong’s research focuses on reconstructing past climate variability from environmental proxies archived in the geologic record. In particular, … Read more

Aomawa Shields

Dr. Aomawa Shields is an Astronomer and Astrobiologist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of California, Los … Read more

Maria Val Martin

Maria Val Martin is a lecturer in Environmental Protection at the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of Sheffield University (UK). … Read more

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe is an Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry in the Life and Environmental Sciences unit at the University … Read more

Delores Robinson

Dr. Delores “D.” Robinson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama. She … Read more

Amélie Kirchgaessner

Amélie Kirchgaessner works as a Climate Scientist at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK. She uses observational and modeling … Read more

Mona Behl

Mona Behl works as a research coordinator with Texas Sea Grant College Program headquartered at Texas A&M University. In this … Read more

Carrie Leonard

Carrie is currently leading the Science and Analysis team at The Freshwater Trust, which is pioneering the next generation of … Read more

Jill McDermott

How did life on Earth begin? It is one of the biggest questions that scientists are still asking. ESWN member … Read more

Raluca Ellis

Raluca Ellis joined ESWN while completing her graduate studies, and actively participates in group discussions and ESWN activities. Raluca is … Read more

Amy Keesee

Dr. Amy Keesee is a Research Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. She is a plasma physicist, studying the Earth’s … Read more

Kerri Pratt

Kerri is passionate about the Arctic, where climate change is occurring most rapidly.  She recently published a study in Nature Geoscience showing that … Read more

Anne Jefferson

Anne is a hydrologist at Kent State University. For years now Anne has been very involved in the science blogging … Read more

Skylar Bayer

Skylar Bayer is in her second year of her Ph.D. in Marine Biology in the School of Marine Sciences at … Read more

Mirjam Glessmer

Striving to understand – by going to sea, conducting tank experiments, and running numerical models – what makes the ocean … Read more

Christine Wiedinmyer

ESWN Founding member and Leadership Board member Christine Wiedinmyer was awarded the UCAR Diversity Award in 2011 for her innovative and … Read more