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Humans of the GI - Helena Buurman

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In the office of Helena Buurman, seismologist at the GI’s Alaska Earthquake Center. Photo by Josh Hartman.
Josh Hartman

“I like to play hockey. I play with a co-ed group here in Fairbanks pretty frequently and it’s really fun. … I played on the Scotland field hockey team in high school through college. I was the goalie. We played in tournaments all around Europe. Scotland is a small country with not many people, so we would lose against the western European teams like the Netherlands and Germany, but we beat teams like Wales and Lithuania. The most intense games were against England, because we wanted to beat them so badly. They are pretty good too. I think the closest we got while I was playing was a tie.”

In the office of Helena Buurman, seismologist at the GI’s Alaska Earthquake Center.