I developed an appreciation for science while still in high school, about the same time I fell in love with severe beauty of Arctic. As I've always been a passionate traveler, applying to the Department of Geography of the Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) felt natural. I have changed several schools since then, but I've been always faithful to my major. I have a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a MA in Geography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where I'm currently working toward my PhD. My research is in climatology and I focus on the Arctic climate. My dissertation research investigates cyclone activity in the North Atlantic and its impact on the Arctic freshwater budget.
I'm really interested in the upcoming International Polar Year (IPY). A successful IPY for me means that several years from now newly appointed professors would write in their bios that their interest in science began with the IPY, when they were introduced to polar research at their school, community center or local university.
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