Brooke Medley is a graduate student at UW in the department of Earth and Space Sciences with a focus in glaciology. Her interests involve glacier-climate interactions with an emphasis on recent climate change. Her research uses glaciological observations to learn about ice-sheet climate.
Before coming to Seattle, Brooke received an M.S. in geography in 2008 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Working under Dr. Anne Nolin, she mapped glacier extent in Washington and Oregon using ASTER satellite imagery. She also used a simple mass balance model to investigate the impact of climate change on glaciers here in the Pacific Northwest.
She received a B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she first discovered her interest in spatial patterns. She really considers herself a cross between a geologist and a geographer, making her a physical geographer. She is excited about her work here at UW because it is a good combination of the two.
Outside of school, Brooke enjoys hiking, tinkering with bikes, and watching baseball (Go Cards!).