Alexandra Giese received a Bachelors in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard in 2009 and entered a PhD program in Earth Sciences at Dartmouth in 2011, after working for DC-based Earth Policy Institute in climate education and policy and Boston-based Ceres in environmental business. At Dartmouth, Giese's glaciology research has focused on understanding Greenland's snow properties and sea level rise contributions as well as on developing a method for quantifying melt of the largely enigmatic debris-covered glaciers in the Himalayas. Outreach activities include speaking with high school and middle school students about her research and scientific career path (esp. as a female), writing for Dartmouth's Polar Environmental Change blog, and participating in activities with the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists. Still a PhD student at Dartmouth, Alexandra is currently living in Grenoble, France where she's working closely with her external committee members on modeling and remote sensing of glaciers in the Khumbu region of Nepal.