Introducing the Summer 2014 Graduate Students

Saskia Gindraux

Hi! I’m Saskia Gindraux. I graduated a few months ago in with a degree in Physical Geography and a minor in Glaciology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. This will be my first summer participating in JIRP, and I’m really looking forward to applying what I have learned, and mentoring students with their scientific projects. I am very excited to live on the icefield for six weeks surrounded by this stunning landscape!

 Saskia's friend is jealous of her icefield adventures!

Saskia's friend is jealous of her icefield adventures!

 

Kelly Hughes

Hi there! I’m Kelly Hughes and I’m currently finishing up a Master’s Degree at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  I grew up skiing and climbing the Rockies in Colorado, and am ecstatic to be spending the summer on the ice.  I’ve traveled to Antarctica twice for research, but studying glaciers in Alaska is proving to be equally as cool!

 Photo of Kelly by Jay Ach

Photo of Kelly by Jay Ach

 

Kim Quesnel

 Hey I’m Kim! I just finished my first year as a Master’s student at Stanford University studying Environmental Engineering with a focus on Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology. Growing up in the mountains near Lake Tahoe, California, I’ve always loved playing outside, and I can’t wait to spend the next two months living on the icefield.  This summer, I’m really excited to see glacial hydrology in action, to work with the students on their projects, and to perfect my telemark turns!

 Photo of Kim by Jay Ach

Photo of Kim by Jay Ach