Mary grew up in Juneau, Alaska where she found her love for snow (and rain) at a young age playing in her vast, beautiful backyard. She left for Alaska to receive her undergraduate degree in Earth Science from Boston University and to work outdoor seasonal jobs in the American west. Quickly she realized Alaska was her favorite place on earth so she moved back. Mary has been the Program Coordinator of the Juneau Icefield Research Program and has led day trips to eight-week backpacking, glacier mountaineering, and winter courses for various outdoor education and science non-profits such as the Juneau Icefield Research Program and National Outdoor Leadership School. Gilkey, Mary’s dog, will occasionally be hanging out in the office with Mary as well, but most likely after a 10+ mile run. Feel free to come say hi.