Megan Thompson-Munson

Megan is a current Geology master’s student at the University of Wyoming where she studies glaciology with Dr. Neil Humphrey. Her research focuses on marginal Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics, which means she collects borehole data to learn more about the mechanisms of ice sheet movement and glacial hydrology. Megan has always had an interest in climate-related research, and more importantly, sharing that research with others. Her internship working as a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park gave her the opportunity to communicate science every day. She also received dual undergraduate degrees in Geology and Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied East African paleoclimate through biogeochemical analyses. Megan is always looking for ways to integrate geology into other people’s lives and share her adventures with others. Now in Wyoming, Megan volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, hikes, and attempts to rock climb (but gets too distracted by the awesome granite), and enjoys trying new cheese from the local cheese shop. Read Megan’s posts.