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Doctoral Candidate
Earth and Space Sciences

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
teblack@uw.edu
Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Johnson Hall 070, Box 351310
4000 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1310

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington. I use satellite images to measure changes in coastal glacier extent in Greenland and Alaska, to better understand how these glaciers are responding to climate change.

I am an experienced science communicator and currently serve on the board of the Engage science communication program at UW. I share stories about earth science and my career path in various capacities, including in grade schools, pubs, and as a science guide with Mountain Madness.

I have a general background in geology and physics, with project experience spanning several subdisciplines of earth science. Prior to pursuing glaciology research, I earned an M.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, during which I studied the behavior of unsteady explosive volcanic eruptions using computational fluid dynamics models.

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Earth and Space Sciences, anticipated 2022
    Graduate Certificate in Climate Science
    University of Washington
  • M.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 2016
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S. in Earth and Space Sciences (Honors), 2013
    B.S. in Physics, 2013
    University of Washington