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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Alexandra Leigh Giese

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Ali is a postdoc in the University of Utah’s Geography Department, where she works with Dr. Summer Rupper and Dr. Rick Forster. She studies how glaciers in (and, thus, water supply from) the high mountains of Asia including the Himalaya have been changing in the 21st century through energy modeling and satellite data analysis.  Ali likes to run, hike, practice yoga, and make creative use of her sourdough discards.
She has a Bachelors in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard and a PhD in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth.