I am a PhD student in the Department of Geography at UCLA, where I am funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. My research involves using remote sensing techniques to study the impact of climate change on hydrologic processes in the Arctic region. I'm particularly interested in the supraglacial hydrology of the Greenland Ice Sheet, large-scale patterns in surface water extent across the terrestrial pan-Arctic region and the development of new methodology for hydrologic remote sensing. I'm also a scientific ambassador for Planet Labs.
I have a BS in Geophysics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, and I completed my MPhil in Polar Studies at 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, traveling or cooking vegetarian food.
A pdf of my CV can be found here. Any questions? Contact me at cooleysarahw [at] gmail.com