Taryn is a glaciologist and science educator based in Seattle. She hails from the foothills of the Cascades, and grew up fascinated with landscapes, the environment, and Earth’s polar regions. Her curiosity led her to take a college geology course, sparking a lifelong passion for earth science and outdoor recreation. She studied geology and physics, followed by graduate research on volcanic eruptions and glacier processes. Her studies have taken her to Bolivia, Mexico, Greece, Antarctica, and throughout Washington and the American West. She has also taught courses in geology and science communication. Taryn is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in glaciology, using satellite images to study how glaciers in Greenland are responding to climate change. When not looking at glaciers on a computer, Taryn enjoys looking at glaciers from trails in the Cascades, as well as cycling and kayaking around the Seattle area.