Rapid Changes: The Evolution of Ice Sheets and How We Study Them

head shot of Taryn Black
By Taryn Black, Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington.
Taryn works with Dr. Ian Joughin, using satellite imagery to study the Greenland Ice Sheet. Taryn previously completed an MSc at Georgia Tech, studying explosive volcanic eruptions, and a BS in geology and physics from the University of Washington.

Taryn also values science communication and promoting diversity and equity in science. She has pursued outreach opportunities ranging from classroom visits to geology summer camps. She regularly encourages young students to consider studying geoscience, and works to address equity issues at the university level. When she is not monitoring glaciers or sharing her science, Taryn enjoys hiking, cycling, playing the piano, and cooking


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