I currently serve as the Executive Secretary of the European Polar Board (EPB), based in the Netherlands, where my role is to guide and implement the EPB’s vision and objectives, oversee communications, and represent EPB at international fora. I hold a PhD on Southern Ocean phytoplankton physiology, and other degrees in environmental sciences, economics and public policy. I have previously worked with Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the University of Cambridge, amongst others. I am an advocate for diversity (both gender and geographical) in academia. I am interested in promoting polar research to wide audiences using a variety of traditional and non-traditional communication tools. I have experience with various aspects of polar science, policy and strategy development and the interfaces between them form my principle area of interest.
Mentor Panels These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day of the panel meeting.
Career Development Presentations Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.
Career Development Workshop Sessions Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences
One-on-One Mentoring Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.
Participation in live online discussions This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be posted online for future reference.
Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.
Assisting with proposal development
Helping to improve presentation and communication skills
American Geophysical Union
SCAR Open Science Conferences
Arctic Science Summit Week
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