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Taryn Black

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.