At 69 ° N on the Dalton Highway, Alaska, July 2017

At 69°N on the Dalton Highway, Alaska, July 2017

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University, where I am funded by an National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. My research involves investigating dynamic environmental change in the Arctic using remote sensing. I’m particularly interested in large-scale changes in surface water across the terrestrial pan-Arctic region, Arctic coastal change and its impact on communities and the supraglacial hydrology of the Greenland Ice Sheet. I've studied shorefast sea ice breakup, Arctic lake area dynamics, rapid lake drainage events on the Greenland Ice Sheet and pan-Arctic river ice breakup, and have conducted fieldwork in Greenland, Northern Canada and Alaska. I'm also an education and research ambassador for Planet and have developed new methods for hydrologic remote sensing using high resolution CubeSat imagery. 

I have a BS in Geophysics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, and an MPhil in Polar Studies from the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge where I was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. I am also passionate about polar science communication and outreach and have worked as a Geoscientist-in-the-Park at Mount Rainier National Park, leading public programs about glaciology and the impact of climate change. When I'm not in the lab or the field, I can be found running, hiking, skiing or cooking vegetarian food. 

A pdf of my CV can be found here and my Google Scholar profile can be found here
Any questions? Want to collaborate? Contact me at sarah_cooley [at] brown [dot] edu.