Ruth Heindel

JSEP Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate, Earth Sciences

Ruth is a graduate student in Earth Sciences who works in Greenland and Antarctica studying landscape evolution and the ways in which glacial history has impacted current soil processes. She works with Dr. Ross Virginia. She currently has projects in Greenland, where she is studying the rate and distribution of wind-driven soil erosion, and in Antarctica, where she is studying phosphorus cycling in the soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Ruth is committed to science education and outreach, frequently engaging with middle and high school students. She is also interested in the intersection between art and sciences.

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Education: 
University of Alaska Anchorage
University Centre in Svalbard
Brown University
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