“So I survived cancer when I was about 25 and that sort of had a big impact on my life. I think it was one reason that my wife and I (we were partners then), we decided to come to Alaska. It just made me realize that you ought to just do what you want to do. We both wanted to see Alaska and we figured a two-week vacation wouldn’t do it so we both applied to graduate school … since Fairbanks had a good graduate school—I was in physics and my wife was in biology. … Alaska also just had the appeal of doing things outdoors in a completely different climate, for a guy from Texas.”
In the office of Don Hampton, a Geophysical Institute atmospheric and space scientist.