Allie Balter wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Allie Balter, who was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her project, “Quantifying summer temperature change during Heinrich Stadials in the American Southwest”.

Allie graduated from Bates College in 2014 with a B.S. in Geology. After taking two years to explore careers in outdoor education and environmental consulting, Allie began her Master’s at the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences in fall 2016. Here, she is using geochemical techniques to understand the long term stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Allie will continue similar work for her PhD, which she will begin at Columbia University in fall 2018, after completing her M.S. at UMaine this summer.