“When I went through undergrad physics I saw myself going more into theoretical physics — I was pretty mathematically inclined — but then I saw that there was all this application in studying how the Earth works. So that’s the path I ended up taking. … I grew up in the mountains and downhill skiing is my favorite thing in the world. That got me in contact with mountains and glaciers. So that definitely had something do with where I went career-wise. It seems like I did sort of make my hobby my job. I’m pretty lucky that it works out that way.”
In the office of Martin Truffer, physics professor and glaciologist.